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Scott Stickley, 56, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants

PHOTO COURTESY JEFFERSON COUNTY CORRECTIONS - Scott Stickley pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in an accident that overturned a horsedrawn carriage and its driver. The 56-year-old Crooked River Ranch man will spend the next six years in prison.

Scott Stickley, 56, admits he was drunk on July 30, 2019, when he hit a horse and buggy on Southwest Quail Road in Crooked River Ranch.

A witness told a deputy he saw a Tahoe speed away from the crash, the driver "with his left arm out the window like nothing had happened."

The collision overturned both the horse and the buggy. The driver of the buggy, 68-year-old Walter Goodin, suffered a head injury.

Stickley, of Crooked River Ranch, pleaded no contest to third-degree assault, a Class C felony, and to failure to perform duties of a driver to injured persons, a Class B felony.

He pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants, a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with the incident.

"Two years is a long time to wait for justice, Your Honor," said the victim, Goodin, to the court. "Mr. Stickley had plenty of time and ability to go out and do it again."

Stickley has been arrested on two occasions since the 2019 accident for driving uninsured, driving while suspended, recklessly endangering another person, and reckless driving.

"He's pretty famous on the Ranch," said Goodin. "I ask that when all is said and done, Mr. Stickley not be allowed to get behind the wheel of an automobile."

The court suspended Stickley's license for five years. He will spend the next six years in prison, with three years of post-prison supervision.

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