Ashland man sent to prison for seventh drunk driving count
HURLEY — A 48-year-old Ashland man was sentenced to three years in prison and two years of probation Monday for a seventh drunk driving offense.
Iron County Judge Patrick Madden sentenced Lloyd Neveaux Jr. in a late afternoon court session.
Neveaux, formerly of Odanah, was also assessed fines and court costs of $2,000, had his driver’s license revoked for 24 months, received a five-year interlock ignition system requirement and was given credit for 65 days served in jail.
Asked by Madden if he was an alcoholic, Neveaux replied, “Yes.” He told Madden he had spent time in prison before.
Before Neveaux left the courtroom to be returned to the Iron County Jail, Madden said all prison programs offered should be made available to Neveaux.
“Get yourself involved in a group,” Madden advised, saying that might help Neveaux deal with his alcoholism.
Public defender Aaron Marcoux, who represented Neveaux, said he also faces charges in Ashland County.
The sentence was the result of a joint recommendation from Lipske and Marcoux.
Neveaux entered a no contest plea to the charge that was filed in court on Aug. 16, 2012.