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Paraplegic Md. driver ordered back to jail

HAGERSTOWN — An Ellicott City man has been ordered back to prison for violating his probation in a double manslaughter case.

Thirty-one-year-old Matthew Meyer was sentenced Wednesday in Hagerstown to 3 ½ years with another 3 ½ suspended. The sentence begins June 17.

The sentence stems from a 2002 car crash in Washington County that killed Gerald and Mary Ellen Dieterich.

Meyer was released from prison in 2008 after serving more than four years of a seven-year term.

Prosecutors say he was caught speeding last year despite a probation condition that barred him from driving in the state.

Meyer is paralyzed from the chest down due to injuries from an earlier wreck.

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