The witnesses attacked Carr, who taught at an Augusta high school at the time.
He was charged with DUI, serious injury by vehicle and driving without proof of insurance, the Ledger-Enquirer reported in 2015. He plead guilty Wednesday.
Despite his charges, Carr remained a teacher, the newspaper reported. He was transferred from Augusta’s Josey High School to a Richmond County alternative school, where he was named teacher of the year for the 2018-2019 school year.
He faced up to 15 years behind bars, but teenager he struck told the judge she and her family “didn’t want his life wrecked.”
Carr, who previously had no criminal record other than a speeding ticket, was sentenced to 180 days in a detention center, 15 years on probation, a $5,000 fine, restitution and 300 hours of community service. He is also required to speak to high school students about the risks of drinking and driving and undergo a substance-abuse and a mental-health evaluation, the paper reported.
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