Drunk driver who killed Missoula teens moved to transitional facility


MISSOULA, Mont. - A man convicted of driving drunk and killing two Missoula teens was transferred to a transitional program in Warm Springs on Monday.

We told you earlier this month when the Board of Pardons and Parole granted parole to David Delsignore.

He was sentenced in October 2010 to 30 years in prison, with 15 suspended for hitting and killing Ashlee Patenaude and Taylor Cearley, and injuring two other girls, on Highway 200 near East Missoula. It happened the day after Christmas in 2009.

As we reported previously, Delsignore will 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.

Once Delsignore completes transitional requirements, he will be on parole through February 2026, and won't be allowed to drive. 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.