12th DUI Gets South Dakota Man 20 Days in Jail
A Fort Pierre man with 12 drunk-driving arrests over his lifetime was sentenced to 20 days in the Hughes County jail for his latest DUI conviction.
Devern Peck, 61, was arrested in Pierre, South Dakota in October of 2015 when officers noticed him swerving across lanes. He was later discovered to be driving with a revoked license. Of the dozen charges, six are aggravated DUI's, while the other are regular DUI charges.
In addition to the 20 days in jail, Peck also has a 10 year suspended prison sentence, and is required to wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelet and will be on supervised probation for four years.
Peck has until the 10th of February to self-report for his 20 day county jail sentence. His first conviction was in 1991.
Peck’s previous DUI convictions included three in in Hughes County on Dec. 3, 1991, Feb. 10, 2003 and Nov. 17, 2009. He was convicted in Lyman County on May 10, 1999; in Sully County on Sept. 11, 2000; and in Pennington County on May 10, 2005. Other DUI arrests in his lifetime were either dismissed or not prosecuted.