Norwegian driver's wrong turn ends in jail

2012-04-27 20:00

Arizona - A Norwegian man who took a wrong turn onto a one-way street in Arizona and plowed into a street festival has been sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

John Kristoffer Larsgard was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and six other charges in Navajo County last month.

The case has drawn interest in Scandinavia.

The 33-year-old man's lawyer says the case is a miscarriage of justice involving a confused driver. Prosecutors say Larsgard turned his car into a weapon, hitting one woman and nearly running over several others.

The Arizona Republic reports that Larsgard and his mother were driving across the US when they had car trouble in Winslow, Arizona.

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