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Patrick Ballard Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

The man who hit and killed two Baldwin County bicyclists on Labor Day in 2007 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Patrick Ballard was originally charged with murder for the deaths of Archie Clemons and Bill Imle. Prosecutors say Ballard was drunk at the time of the accident on Bromley Road near Stapleton.

Ballard was scheduled to go to trial February second, but he pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday afternoon. As part of the plea deal, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison on both counts. The judge ruled Ballard will serve the sentences consecutively. He faces up to 40 years in jail.

Patrick Ballard Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

It’s not enough.

Contaminated Water tower drained

Early Monday morning Loxley Police said they found two young men on top of a water tower in Stapleton. Police say they had been drinking alcohol. Police say the two opened the top hatch of the water supply. Officials feared the water supply had been contaminated.

North Baldwin Utilities manager Jason Padgett said he wasn’t taking any risks. He had 750,000 gallons of water drained from the tower. Patrick Mosely, 21, and Jarred Hawkshead, 17 each face two felony charges and two misdemeanor charges.

Water tower drained, Police Say 2 Young Men May Have Contaminated It