Former deputy sentenced for fatal crash that killed fellow officer

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Former deputy constable sentenced for drunk driving crash. (KTRK)

A former deputy constable will spend nearly three years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed a fellow deputy.

After deliberation Friday night, a Montgomery County jury found former Precinct One Deputy Constable James Earl Selmser III guilty of intoxication manslaughter. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Selmser was charged in January 2015 for the death of passenger Catherine Breeding in a motorcycle crash.

Catherine's father, Steve Breeding, told those inside the courtroom that he forgave Selmser.

"I'm sorry for this whole mess. His life has been ruined," Steve Breeding said. "It was no intent on his part to hurt Catherine but this is what happens."

Steve Breeding says he would like to work with Selmser when he's out of prison to educate people about the dangers of drunk driving.

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