Two sent to prison for DUI offenses

Two area men were sentenced to prison last week after pleading guilty to felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Judge J. Marc Kelly sentenced Terry R. Park, 49, of Salem, to four years in prison after Park pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of prison, a Class 1 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Kelly also sentenced Robert A. Ward, 41, of Vandalia, to three years in prison after Ward pleaded guilty to a Class 2 aggravated DUI charge punishable by up to seven years in prison.
The office of Fayette County State’s Attorney Joshua Morrison filed the aggravated DUI charge against Park on Jan. 9, alleging that that park was driving a vehicle in Farina while under the influence of alcohol “after having previously violated this section on four separate occasions.”
Park was given credit for 210 days served in the Fayette County Jail.
Morrison’s office charged Ward with aggravated DUI on May 27, alleging that Ward was driving a motorcycle on Ill. Route 140 while under the influence of alcohol “after having previously violated this section on three separate occasions.”
A second count filed on that same day charged Ward with driving while his license was revoked, with that count stating that Ward had been previously convicted of that offense three times.
An amended second count was filed the next day, with the charge stipulating two prior convictions for driving while his license was revoked.
Ward was given credit for 92 days served in the county jail.
 

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