CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who significantly injured his 7-yr-previous son in a garden-mowing mishap has been sentenced to probation and should give up his driver’s license for 5 years.
Authorities say McManus was driving a lawn mower while intoxicated on April 3. The boy was sitting on the hood of the machine when it hit something, possibly a rock. The child fell and his foot was severed by the blade. The foot could not be saved.
McManus pleaded guilty to third-degree assault. He did not speak at Tuesday’s hearing.
The boy’s mother spoke, asking for leniency. She said her son has been fitted with a prosthesis and spent the summer as a “happy and energetic child.”
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