Under a proposed sentencing agreement, a Waterford man will serve no time behind bars for a 2019 fatal crash after Grafton County prosecutors opted not to pursue a felony count of negligent homicide in exchange for a plea to a misdemeanor charge. A plea and sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 30 at Grafton Superior Court for Derek Holbrook, 22, who prosecutors in the original felony indictment said was using his cell phone and not keeping his attention on the road at the time of the crash, which killed a motorcyclist from Littleton. According to sentencing documents reviewed on Wednesday, Holbrook agreed to plead guilty to a Class A misdemeanor count of vehicular assault for causing the head-on collision. An arraignment that had been scheduled for Aug. 29 for the new misdemeanor charge was canceled after the plea agreement was reached by the prosecution and defense.
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