East Charleston man sentenced after 4th DUI

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NEWPORT — A 63-year-old East Charleston man will have to serve time after being convicted for his fourth DUI.


Robert Skyes was sentenced on February 21, 2018, following a court trial.

Judge Robert Bent sentenced Sykes to 4 to 8 years, all suspended but 4 years to serve.

The State requested a wholly incarcerative sentence.

“Perhaps of most concern is Mr. Sykes’ patterns of being caught driving under the influence,” State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett said. “This conduct poses a direct threat to the citizens of Orleans County.”

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