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Plea entered in intoxicated assault trial

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A punishment has been determined for Matt Vaglica. He's the man who drove his car head on into a Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputy patrol car two years ago.  He seriously injured a sheriff's deputy, his wife, and passengers in the Vaglica car.   Vaglica once again pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxicated assault,but this time he agreed to a punishment set by the court. In January his sentencing trial ended a hung jury, but today a plea was worked out.   District Attorney Stephanie Stephens explained,  " In one of the cases he was sent to three years in tdc. In the other three cases he received a 10 year probated sentence. There's a great deal of outstanding restitution."  Vaglica is required to serve 30 days of his sentence in the nacogdoches county jail. Once he has completed his service he will be required to wear an alcohol use monitoring device, as well as have on any vehicle he drives. He will also be restricted from areas that serve alcohol.  

Stephens says sheriff's deputy Ben Curtis and his wife Shannon agreed to the plea agreement. Both received injuries that still require medication and medical supervision. Shannon has even agreed to speak with Vaglica if he makes any talks about alcohol use as terms of his community service. Others in the accident were Vaglica's friends who never requested a punishment.

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