DETROIT (AP) — A 31-year-old man will spend 3½ to 15 years in prison in connection with the hit and run death of a retired suburban police sergeant in downtown Detroit.

Jimi Pierowich of Detroit was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in April to operating a vehicle under the influence causing death.

Prosecutors say 50-year-old Daryl Brown was crossing a street in December when he was struck. He died at a hospital. Brown retired from the Sterling Heights police in 2017 after 26 years and was married to Macomb County Circuit Judge Jennifer Faunce.

WJBK-TV reports that Pierowich told the court prior to Tuesday’s sentencing that he is “both ashamed and disgusted” that his “irresponsible choices took away such a special life from those who loved him dearly.”

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