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15 Years For Man In Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

A former Arkansas football player serving time in Texas over a drug case has been sentenced to an additional 15 years after pleading guilty to a deadly drunken-driving crash.
State District Judge Louis Sturns on Thursday ordered 27-year-old Mark Charles Pierce to serve his latest term concurrently with an eight-year prison sentence he is now serving for a 2006 drug conviction.
Pierce told the court he suffered a head injury and doesn’t remember much about the 2008 two-vehicle crash that killed Lance Shetler of Burleson.
Pierce went to prison after a Parker County judge revoked his probation when he refused a blood test following the December 2008 accident.
The ex-Weatherford High School standout played fullback for Arkansas, before departing prior to his senior year.

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