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Man gets six months for ramming teens in car

A man who drunkenly rammed a car full of Gonzaga Preparatory School students collecting for a food drive last year will spend the next six months in jail. Phillip Stevens, 44, of Nine Mile Falls, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and drunken driving this week in Stevens County Superior Court, according to the prosecutor’s office. Stevens was arrested in November after three teenagers came to his home looking for food donations. “Stevens, apparently suspicious, followed them in his car,” according to a news release. He drove alongside them on highway 291 and rammed them with his car before the students pulled into a parking lot and called 911. Stevens’ blood alcohol level was .188, the prosecutor’s office said. The legal limit is .08. Stevens told the arresting officer that he was “really angry,” the news release said.