- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DENVER (AP) - An Aurora man has been sentenced to probation for his sixth drunken driving conviction despite prosecutors calling for him to be jailed.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/2aR5uKm ) the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office says it asked for Doyle Carmack to be sentenced to four years of community corrections. Instead, the 54-year-old man was ordered to serve five years of probation.

District Attorney George Brauchler says a new Colorado DUI law lacks the promise of prison needed to ensure the safety of the community.

The 2015 law makes a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison.

Carmack pleaded guilty in the case after authorities say he was spotted driving erratically in Aurora and had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit.

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Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com


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