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John McClintock found guilty of intoxication manslaughter, sentenced to 12 years

John McClintock  (Photo: Williamson County Jail)

A man accused of driving drunk the wrong way down I-35 and killing a motorcyclist in 2015 was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter on Friday.

A Williamson County jury sentenced John McClintock to 12 years in prison, nearly two years after police say he killed 25-year-old veteran Dominick Turner.

On Tuesday, McClintock pleaded guilty to killing Turner.

According to police, on November 11th, 2015, John McClintock starting driving in the wrong direction on I-35 near Rundberg Lane. He drove north 11 miles in the southbound lanes, thinking he was going to San Marcos. He hit Turner head-on.

Dominick Turner served six years in the Army, he was killed on Veterans Day.

Hours after McClintock's arrest, he was released on bond. CBS Austin spoke with the victim's father who said he was disappointed with that decision, and that McClintock was released from jail before he ever got the call that his son had died.

McClintock has admitted to drinking eight beers before getting behind the wheel that night, according to court records.

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