HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Before 32-year-old John Robert Galvin would learn his fate, he would have to listen to the heart-wrenching testimony from a woman he nearly killed.
Highland Park Police Officer Kamin Bode was critically injured in December of 2011 when her car was struck by a car Galvin was driving while drunk.
The convicted sex offender had been recently released from jail when according to testimony; he and his friends went out drinking at a Detroit Casino. While driving home in the early morning hours of December 10, 2011 - the BMW he was driving slammed into her Pontiac Grand AM with such force; her car was sent flying and came to rest about a football field from where the collision initially occurred.
Officer Bode received numerous injuries as a result of the accident including cracked vertebrae, a broken pelvis, a lacerated lung and brain injuries.
As officer Bode recuperated, Galvin was free on bond and would get into even more trouble with the law. He was arrested in Shelby Township for driving under the influence as well as parole violations for coming in contact with a 14-year-old girl.
The Macomb County case is still pending, but Tuesday morning he was sentenced for the accident that forever changed Kamin Bode’s life. Judge Gregory Bill sentenced Galvin to 2-10 years, per his plea agreement.
While 2 to 10 years may seem like a small amount of time considering the extent of the injuries officer Bode sustained, she says she is comforted knowing John Robert Galvin will be off the streets for a while and will be monitored much more closely once gets out of jail the next time.
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