Peoria Driver Sentenced for DUI in Fatal Accident

Published 05/14 2014 07:17PM

Updated 05/14 2014 09:39PM

A Peoria driver, who was facing reckless homicide and DUI charges for the deaths of two passengers in 2012 and a separate DUI case last year, was sentenced Wednesday to 9 years in prison. Brandon Mack must serve 85 percent of his sentence but was given credit for time already served in jail. Mack pleaded guilty in March to aggravated driving under the influence of marijuana in the 2012 case. and in return prosecutors dropped the 2013 DUI case. Mack entered his lea in connection with the deaths of Michael Purifoy Junior and Francis Howard of Peoria. Both were killed while passengers in Mack's car in a May 2012 accident at Route 24 and Banner Marsh Road. Police say Purifoy and Howard were killed when Mack's SUV turned in front of a garbage truck.

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