Men sentenced in ATV accident

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Two Craig men who were riding all-terrain vehicles while intoxicated were sentenced Tuesday.

Troy Jones and Shane Eck--strom both pleaded guilty to DWAI, while Jones also pleaded guilty to eluding police.

Jones, who is moving to Utah, was sentenced to one-year probation, 48 hours of community service and had to pay more than $1,000 in court fees and fines. He also has to complete a level-two alcohol class.

Eckstrom, who is moving to Idaho, was sentenced to one-year probation, 48 hours of community service and had to pay more than $1,000 in court fees and fines. He also has to complete a level-one alcohol class.

Jones and Eckstom were arrested Sept. 10, 2004, when officers responded to a report that two men were racing ATVs on West Victory Way near Kum & Go. Before police arrived, the two allegedly crashed, and police chased the two drivers, who ran a red flashing light down Finley Lane.

Eckstrom was transported to The Memorial Hospital with shoulder injuries.

Both admitted to drinking alcohol and later were given a blood test, which indicated they had consumed alcohol.

The terms of the pleas will be allowed to be completed in Utah for Jones and Idaho for Eckstom.

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