Sheridan Man Receives Prison Sentence for Felony DUI

Last year on October 31, 42-year-old Jayson Smothers of Sheridan was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence after being pulled over by law enforcement outside of a liquor store on North Main Street in Sheridan. His blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit.  On January 28, Smothers pleaded “guilty” to the charge of Felony DUI at a change of plea hearing in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan. The charge was prosecuted as a felony because Smothers has previously been convicted of DUI three times since 2011. Four convictions of DUI in a ten year period in Wyoming results in a felony. The guilty plea was pursuant to a plea agreement reached with the State.

At a sentencing hearing Thursday, District Court Judge John Fenn accepted the terms of the plea agreement and sentenced Smothers to 2 ½ to 5 years in prison and ordered him to pay $375 in various court costs and fees. Smothers received 20 days of credit for time served.

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