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Jail time for driver in crash that seriously injured former MN HS hockey player

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A North Dakota man was sentenced to 126 days in jail for an accident that seriously injured former Warroad High School hockey player Lisa Marvin.

Tristen Johnson, 19, was found guilty of aggravated reckless driving earlier this month, and was sentenced Monday to 126 days in jail – the same number of days since the Nov. 17, 2014, accident that has kept Marvin, a sophomore at the University of North Dakota, off the ice this season, KVRR says.

Johnson will also have 238 days of jail time suspended and is ordered to pay $300 in court fees, the Grand Forks Herald reports. He'll begin serving his sentence April 6 at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center.

Marvin, a former Warroad forward, was putting gas in her stalled pickup while on Gateway Drive in Grand Forks when her truck was hit from behind by Johnson's vehicle.

Marvin was thrown in the air and slammed onto the pavement, which resulted in serious injuries to her right arm and right leg. She has undergone several surgeries to repair her injuries, and continues to work on her recovery, the Grand Forks Herald notes.

It's unknown if she'll ever be able to play hockey again.

At the sentencing, Johnson apologized to Marvin saying he is aware his actions changed her life forever, the newspaper says.

Marvin attended the sentencing, but did not speak, reports note.

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