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justice 4jPocahontas, Ark. — A 29-year-old Pocahontas man has pled guilty to one count of vehicular homicide and been sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.
Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce said Nicholas Derek Hopkins was charged in the death of Amanda Byrley, a passenger in his vehicle when he drove off the road and hit a tree. Another passenger was injured.

Nicholas D. Hopkins

Nicholas D. Hopkins

Police said Hopkins admitted to being under the influence at the time of the accident, which occurred on Pyburn Extended on Aug. 2, 2014.

To view the case summary, click Case Summary – Nicholas Hopkins.

Hopkins is being held at the Randolph County Jail and will be transferred to DOC to serve his sentence.

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