Gregory man sentenced for drunk driving crash that killed one person

The South Dakota Attorney General’s office reports that 56-year-old Alec J. Dostal, Sr., of Gregory has been sentenced to 30-years in prison for first-degree manslaughter.

Dostal received 50-uears with 20 suspended after pleading guilty but mentally ill.

He was sentenced Friday in Gregory County Circuit Court. Dostal was indicted following an incident last February where his vehicle collided with a side-by-side in Burke. One person in the side-by-side died in the crash.

Test results showed that Dostal was driving drunk at the time of the crash. He had had five prior DUI convictions.


October 16, 2023