Carbondale Man Sentenced to Prison for DUI


Published on January 14 2014 10:01 am
Last Updated on January 14 2014 10:01 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A Carbondale man arrested in Effingham County last year for DUI has been given a prison sentence.

44-year-old Kevin Rucker confessed to the DUI count Monday in Circuit Court.  Rucker has multiple DUI convictions, leading to a four-year prison sentence imposed by Judge Kimberly Koester as part of a plea agreement with local prosecutors.  Two other DUI counts were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

An Effingham County Grand Jury indicted Rucker on three counts of DUI last April.