Man Charged in Fatal Crash Sentenced for 2nd DUI

Lexington, SC (WLTX) - A man who served time on a drunk driving conviction in connection with a 2011 fatal crash has been sentenced on a second DUI charge.

A judge ordered Robert Darren Craft, 40, to serve nine months in jail this week for a count of DUI second offense. The latest incident took place back in December of last year, when he was pulled over after an officer said he was driving suspiciously. Officers said he failed field sobriety tests.

In addition to the jail time, Craft was ordered to pay a fine and got five years probation. He began his sentence Wednesday

Craft is the same man who was charged in the October 2011 crash that killed 10-year-old Haley Upchurch and 7-year-old Cameron Upchurch in Lexington. Originally, he was booked on a count of felony DUI resulting in death. However, that charge was downgraded to DUI second degree because a report by accident investigators concluded there wasn't enough evidence to support the original charge.

Craft served a year in jail for that offense.


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