ROCKVILLE – A circuit court judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison Thursday for vehicular manslaughter after he drove drunk and fatally struck former Montgomery County Police Officer Noah Leotta last year.
Leotta stood outside his car on a traffic stop when Olney resident Luis Gustavo Reluzco, 47, drove into him Dec. 3, 2015. Leotta died one week later.
Reluzco received the maximum penalty allowed by Maryland law. He said he supported the judge’s decision.
“It was the appropriate sentence,” said State’s Attorney John McCarthy. “This was his fourth alcohol-related offense dating back decades.”