Johns Island man gets prison for DUI death of wife

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Johns Island man has been sentenced to three years in prison for the wreck that killed his wife nearly two years ago.

Twenty-three-year-old Michael Tupper entered an Alford plea in Charleston on Monday to driving under the influence and reckless homicide. An Alford plea does not admit guilt but does concede there is enough evidence for a conviction.

Police say Tupper was speeding from Charleston back to Johns Island in May 2010 when he lost control of his car on the Stono River bridge. Twenty-one-year-old Tiffany Amanda Tupper died in the wreck.

Police say Tupper was racing with a friend when the wreck occurred.

Prosecutor Greg Voigt says Tupper was going 70 mph in a 45 mph zone.

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