A judge in Nevada berated an Arizona truck driver in court this week as she sentenced him to a minimum of 16 years in prison after his conviction in a crash last year that left five bicyclists dead and four others injured.
Authorities determined that the defendant, Jordan Alexander Barson, 45, was under the influence of methamphetamine when he plowed his box truck into the victims Dec. 10 on Highway 95, according to reports.
“You had no business driving,” Clark County District Judge Bita Yeager told Barson on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.
The judge then read the names of the victims and spoke of the impact their deaths were having on “mothers, fathers, siblings, spouses, children, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.”
“Their lives are forever affected because of your poor choice,” the judge told Barson, referring to the survivors, according to the AP.