Arapahoe Man Pleads Guilty To Running Friends Into Bonfire With Truck

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

An Arapahoe man faces up to 10 years in prison for knocking a number of his friends into a bonfire earlier this year, where they suffered severe burns.

Brian Luke Williams, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of assaults resulting in serious bodily injury in U.S. District Court earlier this month. He will be sentenced in February and faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The charges stem from a March 13 incident in which Williams was reportedly driving a truck in a reckless manner while intoxicated. He was driving in a field at a bonfire party on the Wind River Indian Reservation which was attended by several of his friends.

Williams lost control of the truck and knocked some people into the fire, causing them to be severely burned.

Williams transported one of the victims to the Riverton emergency room. The other victim was transported to the emergency room by another person at the party.

Williams remained at the hospital for several hours and called the victims’ family to report the incident.

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