Shiprock man sentenced for involuntary manslaughter

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — A Shiprock man was sentenced Monday in Albuquerque federal court for involuntary manslaughter and assault charges.

Travis Mustache was sentenced to three years and one month in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.

The 35-year-old was arrested in March on an indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter and assault resulting in serious bodily injury while driving under the influence of alcohol on the Navajo reservation in June 2016, the release states.

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His blood-alcohol content registered at 0.281 shortly after the vehicle crash, according to court documents.

The legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in New Mexico is a 0.08 blood-alcohol content.

Mustache pleaded guilty on April 11 as part of a plea agreement and admitted to killing one person and injuring another, who sustained fractured ribs, a liver laceration, bruised lung tissue and scalp bruises, the Justice Department release stated.