LITTLE FALLS — A 31-year-old Little Falls man was sentenced Wednesday to four years, 10 months in prison for causing the death of his 2-year-old son in a vehicle accident on July 8, reported assistant Morrison County attorney Todd Kosovich.
Gabriel David Pauly was sentenced for the conviction of criminal vehicular homicide. Kosovich said Pauly had been driving when he swerved and rolled his vehicle, ejecting his son, Quentin Pauly. The vehicle came to rest on top of the child. An accident investigation by the State Patrol concluded that, “Pauly’s blood alcohol level of .11 contributed to his inability to safely navigate a curve, resulting in loss of control of the vehicle and the roll over.”
Pauly was on probation for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and third degree Driving Under Influence at the time of the crash. Pauly also had that 12 month and one day sentence executed during Wednesday’s hearing.
Kosovich said, “This case is a tragedy for many people. The dead boy was a brother, a son and a grandson. He was the defendant’s own son. Mr. Pauly is paying the price that is a parent’s worst nightmare, causing the death of his own child. This case will haunt a lot of people for a very long time.”