Drunk driver who killed Missoula teens gets parole


MISSOULA, Mont. - A man who drove drunk and killed two Missoula teenaged girls and injured two others has been granted parole.

David Delsignore was sentenced in October 2010 to 30 years in prison with 15 years and 5 months suspended.

Delsignore was under the influence of alcohol when he swerved off the side of Highway 200, just east of Missoula, where four girls were walking the day after Christmas in 2009.

Taylor Cearley, 15 and Ashlee Patenaude, 14, were killed. Teal Packard and Hailey Rumpel were injured that night.

Last week, the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole granted Delsignore parole. He'll be required to attend a 6-month program geared toward people convicted of vehicular homicide under the influence. He'll also be required to give speeches to area high schools about drunk driving and enroll in a prerelease program as a transitional phase before he's fully integrated back into the community.

It will likely be at least a year until Delsignore can live on his own in the community, and even then he'll still be on parole until February 2026. After that he'll have an additional 15 years of probation.

In addition to the required programs he'll have to complete, Delsignore will also be responsible for restitution costs. He owes just over $4,000 to the crime victims compensation program. He's also required to pay ongoing counseling fees for the two survivors of the crash and the victims' families.

Click here to read the Board of Pardons and Parole case disposition.

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