[cifnmedia] Wyoming Firefighter Sentenced to Prison

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  • Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 01:34:35 -0800 (PST)

Updated: 12-18-2003 07:04:23 PM

Wyoming Firefighter Sentenced to Prison in Drunk Driving Death of Teen Fire 
Cailier Gets 14 to 18 Years

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Family Photo via Newcastle News Letter Journal

Anndee Huber

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A firefighter accused of driving drunk before a rollover 
that killed a 16-year-old volunteer firefighter was sentenced Thursday to 14 to 
18 years in prison. 

Ronald J. Caillier, 47, pleaded guilty in July to aggravated vehicular homicide 
in the May 22 crash that killed Anndee Huber as the two were headed to a grass 
fire. District Judge Dan R. Price II also ordered Caillier to pay $9,987 in 

Caillier's public defender, Carmen Patterson, did not immediately return a 
phone call. 

According to court documents, Caillier had a blood-alcohol level of 0.16 
percent following the tanker truck crash. Wyoming's legal limit is 0.08. 
Prosecutors said he had left a bar about 15 minutes before his pager went off. 

Inside the Story

• Plea: Wyoming Firefighter Pleads Guilty

• The Victim: Teen Lived Life to Its Fullest

• Publisher Commentary: Charges That Hurt: Alcohol & The Fire Service

• Goldfeder: What Can I Do?

• Charges: Read the State Statutes

• Download: Sample Fire Department Alcohol & Drug Policy

• First Report: Fire Truck Driver Charged with DUI: Teen Firefighter Killed

• Discuss: The Incident & Charges

• Drill: How is Your Public Image?

• Web Link: Newcastle VFD

Huber's death prompted Gov. Dave Freudenthal, State Fire Marshal Jim Narva and 
fire officials nationwide to call for a ban on alcohol in small-town firehouses 
that often double as social clubs. 

It also prompted questions about age limits for firefighters in the Explorer 
Scouts program Huber was involved with. Newcastle High School officials have 
said the program will continue. 

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Sean A. Aaron (CIFN*1)
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