Judge sentences drunk driver to prison

Kyler Mason McCulloch, 26, sentenced to zero-to-five years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol, a third-degree felony.

LOGAN — A 26-year-old Smithfield man has been sentenced to prison for driving under the influence.

Kyler McCulloch appeared in 1st District Court Monday after previously pleading guilty in July to a third-degree felony.

Prosecutors said when McCulloch was pulled over in June, his blood alcohol level was three-times the state legal limit. He also was reportedly on probation at the time for a another alcohol offense.

McCulloch told the court how he used alcohol to self-medicate his depression. He said he had been on probation for eight years and felt like his life was spiraling out of control.

Judge Brandon Maynard sentenced McCulloch to zero-to-five years in the Utah State Prison, giving him credit for the time he has already served in jail.

“Somewhere it has got to stop and maybe this will help,” said Maynard.

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