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Letcher man sent to drug court for 4th DUI

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A Letcher man will be required to complete a new addiction treatment program as part of his sentence for fourth-offense drunken driving.


Joel Amick, 27, was sentenced Tuesday to a suspended five-year prison term and put on probation for three years. As part of that probation, Amick will be required to complete a new addiction treatment program through the James Valley Drug Court, which is scheduled to open on Oct. 17 in Mitchell.

Amick was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, which will be set aside and imposed at the discretion of drug court officials.

Amick was arrested for driving drunk through yards and crashed into a fence just before 6:30 p.m. July 27 in rural Davison County. Amick was ordered to pay $335.28 in restitution. His driver’s license was revoked for five years.

Since his arrest, Amick has been incarcerated in Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield, but will be released to a halfway house in Mitchell so he can enter the drug court program.

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