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Posted on: January 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Judge Orders State-Prison Sentence for New Providence Man's 7th DUI Conviction

Jeff Depoe

A New Providence man is headed to state prison for his latest impaired-driving conviction – his seventh since 1993.

Jeff Depoe, 48, was charged with his latest offense after a June 6, 2015, traffic stop in West Lampeter Township.

Depoe was driving on a DUI-related suspended license when park rangers stopped his vehicle, which was swerving, on Golf Road. He failed field sobriety tests and refused a breath test.

Depoe, of Daisy Drive, pleaded guilty earlier this month in Lancaster County Court to counts of DUI and driving on a (DUI-related) suspended license.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker ordered a sentence of 2¼ to 5 years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Julie Slabinski, lead prosecutor, asked that Depoe receive separate sentences for the DUI charge and the suspended license charge.

President Judge Reinaker did that, ordering a 2-to-5-year sentence on the DUI charge and a consecutive 3-month term on the suspended license charge.

The judge, while ordering sentence, pointed to Depoe’s six previous DUIs and history of parole and probation violations.

Depoe has DUI convictions from 1993, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2006. Only the 2006 conviction factored into sentencing guidelines on the recent sentence because it happened within 10 years of the 2015 arrest.

West Lampeter Township police Officer David Covey filed charges.

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