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Man pleads guilty to DUII in connection to deadly N. Portland crash

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Matthew Freeman during previous court appearance. Matthew Freeman during previous court appearance.
Deadly crash scene at North Lombard and Peninsular Avenue Deadly crash scene at North Lombard and Peninsular Avenue
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A man arrested in connection to a deadly crash in north Portland on Halloween night pleaded guilty to DUII in court Thursday.

Additional charges against 21-year-old Matthew Freeman including second-degree manslaughter were dismissed as prosecutors did not meet the grand jury deadline to keep them active.

Police said Freeman had been drinking and speeding prior to hitting 27-year-old Nick Horsey at North Lombard and Peninsular Avenue.  

According to court documents, Freeman told investigators he saw Horsey walking on the sidewalk, when Horsey ran into the roadway. Freeman told detectives he tried to move his car to avoid hitting Horsey, but he was not able to prevent a collision.

A probable cause affidavit states Freeman got out and tried to help Horsey at the scene.

Freeman told police he had been at a party and drank three to four Coronas, according to the affidavit, but left the party after fighting with his girlfriend.

Court documents state Freeman consented to a blood-alcohol test and it came back .03, more than two hours after the crash. 

Freeman was sentenced Thursday to three years supervised probation and he must enter an alcohol treatment program.

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