Drunken driving lands man in prison
March 27, 2018
A Gardnerville man was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison after he was found guilty of driving under the influence with a prior felony.
Albert J. Yant, 57, was arrested Jan. 12 after he collided with a truck parked at the Topsy Walmart.
Yant had a .225 percent blood alcohol content when he was stopped.
Because he was convicted of a prior felony, he was not eligible for probation or diversion.
The maximum penalty for the charge is 15 years. Yant asked for the minimum, saying he wanted to get out while his mother is still alive.
He was given credit for 74 days time served.
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