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Cope sentenced for role in wreck
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A man who triggered a wreck when he ran a red light will serve seven months behind bars and have his car hooked up to an interlock device.The driver, Thomas L. Cope, 54, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of reckless aggravated assault, violation of the open container law, reckless endangerment with a motor vehicle and failure to yield. He was ordered to serve seven months of a three-year sentence for the crimes and will report to serve his time on March 21. As part of his plea bargain he will also be required to place a interlock device on his vehicle to ensure he will not be able to start the vehicle without first passing a breath test.His charges comes after his Chevy collided with a Nissan pickup driven by Mike Fann, 57, at the intersection of Manchester Highway and Old Well Road.