BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who was speeding and on drugs when he caused a fatal crash last year has been sentenced to 44 months in jail.

A judge on Tuesday imposed the sentence on Richard Lupo of Etna for manslaughter and criminal drunken driving.

WABI-TV reports that Lupo told the family of the victim, 73-year-old Debra Calderwood, that he didn't expect forgiveness but said he plans to remain sober. He said he wants to work to ensure no one else has to "deal with this hell that I've created for everyone."

Calderwood died instantly in the head-on collision on Aug. 4, 2017.

Lupo's blood test following the tests showed the presence of cocaine, methadone, other opiates and the tranquilizer benzodiazepine. He pleaded no contest.

(Information from: WABI-AM,

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