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Year in jail in bicyclist’s death

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who fell asleep behind the wheel and struck and killed a bicyclist has been sentenced in Dane County to a year in jail.

Twenty-four-year-old Timothy Grulke, of Waunakee, apologized in court Monday for the death of 37-year-old Carrie Pete in October of 2012.

Grulke pleaded guilty to homicide by negligent driving in a plea agreement with prosecutors. The State Journal reports Judge Nicholas McNamara told Grulke he had become a “willing symbol” of the dangers of driving while drowsy.

Prosecutors say Grulke should have known he wasn’t safe to drive after working an overnight shift and going to the gym.

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