Monday, February 22, 2010 | 9:02 AM
(MONTGOMERY) — Attorney General Troy King announced the conviction of a former Winston County sheriff's deputy for crimes involved in a crash that injured four teenage victims in Haleyville in 2007. Nathan Preston, 29, of Haleyville, entered a "blind plea" in Winston County Circuit Court Friday to one count of first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault, and one count of driving under the influence.
Sentencing is scheduled for April 6. Preston faces a penalty of two to 20 years imprisonment and a fine of up to $30,000 for the class B felony offense of first-degree assault; up to one year imprisonment and a fine of up to $6,000 for each charge of third-degree assault; and up to one year imprisonment or a fine of up to $1,200 for driving under the influence.
Attorney General King commended Assistant Attorney General Pamela Casey for her prosecution, and thanked the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the Winston County Sheriff's Office, and the Haleyville Police Department for their cooperative investigation.