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November 1, 2012
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Man sent to prison for drunk driving

A 28-year-old Minden man was sent to prison Tuesday after he was terminated from a diversion program for felony drunk drivers.

Senior Judge Lee Gates ordered David Herrera to serve 36 months in prison, and fined him $2,000 for his third conviction of felony drunk driving.

Herrera was terminated from the program after he was convicted of misdemeanor battery on an 11-month-old, and continued to drink after he was admitted to the diversion program.

Herrera's lawyer, Derrick Lopez, asked if his client could enter a six-month Salvation Army treatment program, then be readmitted to the DUI diversion.

"He doesn't want …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 1, 2012 02:42PM Published Nov 1, 2012 02:40PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.