Man sentenced to over 3 years for fatal wrong-way crash in Minnetonka

A man charged with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation was sentenced to over three years(41 months) in prison Thursday morning.

20-year-old Joseph Paul Maness was also sentenced to nearly two years(23 months) for injuring a second victim in the crash. The two sentences will be served concurrently. Maness has credit for five days served.

In addition to time in prison, Maness must also pay restitution-the amount has not yet been determined.

Maness will be required to serve a minimum of two-thirds of his sentence before he can have supervised release.

As previously reported, according to a criminal complaint, Maness was driving the wrong way on Interstate 394 in Minnetonka, hit a vehicle, and killed then-30-year-old Alan Caraveo of Melrose in February.

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Online records show Maness pleaded guilty to both charges in August.

The criminal complaint states that when troopers made contact with Maness, they saw he had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. When they asked Maness if he realized he was driving the wrong way, Maness responded, “Sorry, bro,” and admitted he’d been drinking, the complaint states.

It adds that he said he’d consumed about 10 drinks, and a preliminary breath test showed his blood-alcohol content to be 0.207, over twice the legal limit.