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Teen Enters Plea, Must Provide Information On Who Gave Him Alcohol
Updated July 6, 2013 7:25 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(LINTON) - A Linton teen charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he crashed head-on into a semi last month has pleaded guilty.

According to the Green County Daily World the teen will receive a reduced sentence after providing information about the person who provided him the alcohol.

18-year-old Aspen aylor, was arrested on June 3 after he crashed into a semi on State Road 54 west of State Road 57 at 6:35 a.m. on June 3.

According to a police report, Taylor was traveling east on State Road 54 in a 2011 Toyota Prius when he crossed the center line and hit a 2000 International semi-truck traveling westbound head-on.

Taylor and the semi driver, a Newberry man, both refused medical attention.

were not injured in the crash.

Taylor was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more.

Superior Court Judge Dena Martin ordered an immediate suspension of Taylor's driving privileges.
Taylor did not request a public defender, but retained Defense Attorney Sam Shapiro of Bloomington to represent him.
Shapiro filed a demand for a jury trial.

Then on June 20, the pre-trial conference was canceled because Taylor had signed a negotiated plea agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, the State, represented by Greene County Deputy Prosecutor Cheryl Jackson Stone, agreed to dismiss the other charges and Taylor agreed to plead guilty to a class A misdemeanor count, of operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.

On June 25, Judge Martin sentenced Taylor to 180 days in the Greene County Jail with 174 days suspended leaving six days to serve.

Taylor was given credit for one day served and given good time credit for that day leaving four to serve. With good time credit, he only had two actual days left to serve.

Taylor was booked in last Friday and served the two days over the weekend.

Following his release, he was ordered to report to Greene County Community Corrections to serve two days of community service.

Taylor was ordered to pay some fees and he'll be on probation for 359 days with terms that include completing an alcohol and substance abuse assessment and completing any programs ordered by the probation department, and not using, possessing or transporting any alcoholic beverage or controlled substance unless legally prescribed.

In addition, the judge ordered Taylor's license be suspended for 90 days and specified that Taylor agree to provide information concerning the person or persons responsible for providing alcohol to him and that he testify truthfully about that at any hearing, deposition or trial.

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