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Pukwana man pled guilty to Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to a Minor Child

April 19, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Kalup McGhee, age 19, of Pukwana, South Dakota, appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 19, 2011. McGhee pled guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol resulting in serious bodily injury to a minor child. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in custody, a $1,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Crow Creek Agency and the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for July 18, 2011. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.



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