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Drunk driver sentenced to 1 year in jail for fatal crash
First Published Apr 15 2014 01:42 pm • Last Updated Apr 15 2014 08:29 pm

A 27-year-old Magna man who was intoxicated when he crashed his truck and killed a Price woman in July has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Alvin Clint Carter faced up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in Price’s 7th District Court to a third-degree felony count of automobile homicide.

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But Judge Douglas Thomas instead ordered Carter to complete 36 months of probation, which includes a year in jail.

In exchange for his plea, prosecutors in January dropped three other charges accusing Carter of drunken driving, operating a vehicle while his license was revoked or suspended and uncontrolled driving in a canyon.

On July 7, 2013, Carter was driving in Carbon County when his truck veered off Pondtown Road, near Scofield, about 1:45 a.m., according to charging documents.

Carter and his passenger, 22-year-old Brooke Tomadakis, were ejected as the truck rolled down a 150-foot embankment.

Tomadakis died at the scene.

Carter and another passenger in the truck, Chad Wink, survived the crash.

According to Carbon County officials, no one in the vehicle had been wearing seat belts.

When police tested Carter’s blood-alcohol level, it registered at slightly above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He has been cited for several traffic citations in the past and in 2005 was convicted of attempted aggravated assault.


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