Drunk Driver Tyler Alred Sentenced to Church Attendance for 10 Years

| by Michael Allen

Tyler Alred, from Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced this week to probation, which included going to church every Sunday for the next 10 years, reports

Alred, 19, had been drinking when he accidentally killed a friend in a car accident. Alred plead guilty in August to manslaughter, but the judge decided to defer the conviction and gave him the unusual probation.

In addition to 10 years of church attendance, Alred has to wear an ankle bracelet that keeps track of his alcohol drinking. He must also submit to regular drug and alcohol tests, listen to drunk driving victims and finish high school.

Alred's defense attorney Donn Baker said that although the church requirement is unusual, but said: "My client goes to church every Sunday. That isn't going to be a problem for him. We certainly want the probation for him."