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Man on probation for vehicular manslaughter arrested

A Butte County man currently on probation for vehicular manslaughter is back in jail for another crash.

Posted: Jul 4, 2019 9:21 AM
Updated: Jul 4, 2019 1:38 PM

BANGOR, Calif. - A Butte County man currently on probation for vehicular manslaughter is back in jail for another crash.

The California Highway Patrol arrested Rockey Burch Saturday. Officers say Burch crashed his truck; taking out a fence and some trees. It happened in Bangor.

The CHP arrested him for being under the influence of drugs after he failed a field sobriety test.

A jury convicted Burch earlier this year for a 2018 Palermo crash on Foothill Boulevard, in which he careened his truck into a pole and shrubs, hitting and killing Carlos Gonzalez who was landscaping at the time.

Burch appealed that conviction. He was  he was on probation when Saturday's crash happened.

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