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Bullock gets 3-plus years in DUI case

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By SUSAN LEATHERS
Brentwood Home Page
FRANKLIN --Garret Bullock, 29, will spend at least three years in state custody for his actions that left a Brentwood mother paralyzed, a 9-year-old boy injured and extensive property damage following a DUI-related traffic accident on Sept. 13, 2010.

Bullock faced a maximum of 15 years in prison after pleading guilty in July to two counts of vehicular assault, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon. He had a .13 reading on a blood alcohol test performed by Brentwood Police Department following the three-car accident near the intersection of Franklin Road and Murray Lane.

Williamson County Circuit Court Judge Robbie Beal presided during the almost three-hour hearing, which included testimony by both Don and Elaine Scholes. Elaine Scholes, 52, is now a quadriplegic and “a prisoner in my own body,”   she told the judge and the large crowd of supporters for both sides who attended the hearing.  Officer John Maxwell with the Brentwood Police Department who investigated the accident testified. Bullock also took the stand.

Beal sentenced Bullock to concurrent three-year terms for each of the felony counts. In a second misdemeanor, DUI-second offense charge Bullock also pled guilty to in July, Beal sentenced him to serve six months of an 11 months, 29 day term in the Williamson County Jail following his release from state custody.

Asst. District Attorney Kelly Lawrence had argued that the charges should be served consecutively. Bullock was represented by attorney Eric Davis.

Brentwood Home Page will have a complete report on the hearing later today. Click here to read Monday's profile on Elaine Scholes.

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