Mark Taylor
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A Gardner man is facing jail time for a crash last summer that injured four people.
Loren Leroy Sprague, 39, was charged with four counts of aggravated battery, one count of felony driving under the influence, and one count of driving without an interlock device in connection with the accident.
Sprague pled guilty to the charges in June and was sentenced last week to 97 months in prison.
Judge Tomas Bornholdt ordered Sprague to serve 73 months for the aggravated battery charges, and 12 months on each of DUI and driving without an interlock charges.
The accident, which happened in Gardner on June 27, 2010, resulted in four injuries.
Two of the victims — inluding a 7-year-old girl — sustained critical injuries.
Police said Sprague’s vehicle struck the victims’ car head on at 175th Street near Interstate 35.

Loren Leroy Sprague

He was arrested at the scene for DUI.
The driver of the other vehicle – a 19-year-old man – was critically injured and flown to the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Another passenger, a 7-year-old girl – was transported via helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Two other passengers were taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Sprague is currently in custody at the Johnson County jail, but will serve his sentence at a Kansas Department of Corrections facility.
According to court records, Sprague has been charged with DUI at least four times.