Arkansas man sentenced for Mississippi DUI case - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Arkansas man sentenced for Mississippi DUI case

A Mississippi prosecutor says a drunken driver who seriously injured two people in a 2013 crash will serve 10 years in prison.
           
Harrison County District Attorney Joel Smith told The Sun Herald
 Thursday 34-year-old Samuel Elijah Yearber, of Pontiac, Arkansas, was sentenced earlier this week. He'd been convicted in May on two counts of DUI causing serious injury.
           
Following the guilty verdict by a Harrison County jury, Circuit Judge Chris Schmidt also ordered Yearber to pay more than $1.3 million in restitution for the victims' medical expenses.
           
The collision led to a permanent brain injury for his passenger and a broken pelvis for a man in another vehicle driving home from work.
           
Prosecutors say Yearber's blood-alcohol level was 0.13. The state's legal limit is 0.08.        
           

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