AUGUSTA — A Randolph man convicted of vehicular manslaughter in a 1995 drunken-driving crash that killed one man was sentenced Tuesday for another drunken-driving conviction, this one from November 2016.

Timothy Lee Simpson, 63, had pleaded guilty Dec. 6, 2017, at the Capital Judicial Center to charges of aggravated criminal operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident involving an unattended vehicle, both of which occurred Nov. 30, 2016, on Water Street in Augusta.

While Justice Michaela Murphy took the plea and heard the recommended sentence, the hearing was continued until Tuesday at the same courthouse.

Judge Eric Walker sentenced Simpson to an initial 14 months in prison with the remainder of the eight-year sentence suspended while he spends three years on probation. Conditions of probation prohibit Simpson from possessing alcohol or illegal drugs. He also was fined $2,100, and his license was suspended for 10 years.

Simpson was represented by attorney Elizabeth Gray.

When Walker asked if Simpson had his driver’s license on him, Simpson said, “My license expired, and I never got it renewed.”

Simpson was convicted previously of manslaughter Nov. 1, 1995, also in Kennebec County.

Simpson, who was living in Chelsea at the time, was convicted of causing the death of Michael McDaniels in a drunken-driving crash that occurred March 1, 1995, when their pickup went off Route 104 in Sidney.

Simpson was ordered to serve an initial year of an eight-year prison term and placed on probation for six years. His driver’s license was suspended for five years.

He also has prior convictions for unlawful trafficking in drugs.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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