by Kurt Hildebrand
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December 12, 2012
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DUI diversion program dropout sent to prison

A South Lake Tahoe man who failed a DUI diversion program was sentenced to prison on Tuesday.

Joe W. Malone, 51, was involved in a Feb. 6, 2010, traffic accident on Kingsbury at Hussman Meadows.

Deputies determined he was under the influence and he was charged with felony drunken driving.

Malone was permitted to participate in a DUI diversion program but failed after two years.

Malone thanked the court for the opportunity of DUI court.

"No matter what happens I plan to maintain my sobriety," he said.

District Judge Dave Gamble pointed out that there aren't too many people who …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 12, 2012 06:24PM Published Dec 12, 2012 06:22PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.