sentenced for DUI
April 15, 2009 | LOGAN -- Audra Crocker will spend
20 days in Cache County Jail for driving under the influence
of alcohol and driving with a suspended license.
Crocker is also to pay $1,332 in fines, finish her
counseling at the Bear River Alcohol and Drugs, keep
attending AA meetings and stay away from alcohol. She
will serve her jail time only on the weekends. This
is to allow her time to spend with her children and
to keep attending AA meetings.
Crocker brought with her a worker from Division of
Child and Family Services to speak. The worker told
1st District Court Judge Kevin Allen that if she couldn't
have time out of jail to spend with her two children,
age 9 and 13, they could end up being sent to a foster
When Allen asked who will be taking care of her children
on the weekends, the worker said Crocker's 20-year-old
It was made apparent that it wasn't a ploy to try
to get the judge to let her off.
"She'll be the first to say, 'Yes, I need to spend
some time,'" said Crocker's attorney, Chad Hutchings.
Hutchings also told the judge that Crocker has been
attending AA meetings almost daily since late January.
She even hosts the Tuesday night's meeting, he said.
"Tuesday night's meetings are awesome, just awesome,"
Crocker said. "And it's helped with the sobriety too."
Before Allen gave the sentencing, he briefly talked
about the prior case, in which a woman had previously
been charged for automobile homicide while under the
influence of alcohol that killed two of her children
and was again recently charged with driving under the
"I was pleased to hear of the case before yours,"
Allen said. "I couldn't help but think that if she had
done what you're doing she wouldn't have been here today."
He was also pleased to hear that she was attending
AA meetings, he said, seeing as how he is a "big fan."
"I hope that AA has made you realize the importance
of the relationships you have," Allen said. "I hope
that you are going to develop the self-esteem to stay
away from destructive relationships."