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Man gets six months for DUI charge

An East Valley man, whose driver’s license was revoked for vehicular manslaughter, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in Douglas County Jail for driving under the influence of methamphetamine.

Judge Pro Tem Paul Gilbert imposed the sentence in a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office. Other charges against Jerett McAlister, 29, were dropped.

“I had gotten a ride to the Johnson Lane store to pick up up my father’s truck. I got pulled over and I had methamphetamine,” he said.

McAlister was arrested Oct. 3 on Gordon Avenue.

Gilbert imposed a $897 fine which was concurrent to the sentence.

McAlister was convicted of vehicular manslaughter following the July 2009 fatal traffic accident which killed 22-year-old Christopher Medina. He served six months in jail for that offense.

“You need to get it together, or you’re going to do the life plan in jail,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert filled in for Judge Tom Perkins who represented McAlister in the vehicular manslaughter before he became justice of the peace and recused himself from hearing the DUI charge.