Gabriel David Pauly, has been sentenced to 58 months in prison following a conviction of criminal vehicular homicide. Pauly had been driving July 8, 2011, when he swerved and rolled his vehicle, ejecting his 2-year-old son, Quentin Pauly. The vehicle came to rest on top of the child. An accident investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol concluded, “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, 31, Little Falls, was on probation for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a third degree DUI at the time of the July 9 crash. Pauly also had that 12-month and one-day sentence executed during Wednesday’s hearing.
Assistant Morrison County Attorney Todd Kosovich said, “This case is a tragedy for many people. Quentin 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.”