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DUI driver takes plea agreement


Decatur – Accused DUI driver 34 year old Sharon Wilder takes a plea agreement.


Wilder pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI resulting in the death of another person, and driving on a suspended or revoked license. She is sentenced to eight years in prison.      


Sharon D. Wilder, 34, was arrested at 795 East Conduit in Macon County on December 1 in connection with a crash that resulted in the death of Mark Howard, 60, who Howard was driving a Honda scooter.


Police say Wilder ran a red light and hit a motorcycle driven by Howard near the intersection of Martin Luther King and Eldorado streets. The crash happened before 5:00 AM December 1st.


According to the Macon County Coroner, Howard later died from a massive closed head injury and severe internal trauma.


Police caught up with the suspect before 7:00 AM.


Police say Wilder at first denied driving the vehicle but later confessed. Police say Wilder also said she didn't hit anyone; she only remembered driving into the curb.


According to police an officer ran a check on Wilder's driving status and observed her status was "revoked." Wilder was unable to provide any insurance information for her vehicle.

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