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 …