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February 26, 2013
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Drunk driving earns man 13-year prison sentence

A 38-year-old Gardnerville man was sentenced Tuesday to 131⁄2 years in Nevada state prison for drunk driving with a prior felony conviction.

District Judge Tod Young told John Herron he must serve a minimum of 40 months before he is eligible for parole.

The sentence exceeded a plea agreement reached between Herron and prosecutors which called for 3-10 years.

The maximum for a second felony driving under the influence conviction is 15 years, and is up to the judge despite any plea deal.

Attorney Derrick Lopez said his client had been sober for three years before nearly losing his 2-year-old …

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