Sentenced To Prison In DUI Case

A Carlyle woman has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after being involved in a collision in 2016 which seriously injured a rural Pocahontas man.

Last month, Christy G. Cummins, age 41, of Carlyle, was given five years in state prison after she pleaded guilty in February to aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Cummins was driving a vehicle near the intersection of Baumann and Keyesport Roads in Madison County about 11:30 p.m. on August 16, 2016, when her vehicle struck Joshua Doerr, age 35, of rural Pocahontas. Doerr was sitting on his parked motorcycle, talking to a sister, when the incident occurred.

Police arrested Cummins, using information from a license plate, which was left at the scene due to the crash.

Cummins was also charged with alleged failure to report an accident involving personal injury or death. It was dismissed as part of the plea negotiations.

Doerr sustained permanent injury in the 2016 crash.

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