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Carbondale man pleads guilty to DUI in cyclist's death

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -

A 23-year-old Carbondale man could spend more than a decade in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol involving the death of a bicyclist.
    
Seth Loyd was initially charged with reckless homicide in the November 2014 death of 33-year-old Matthew Dierker.
    
Witnesses told Carbondale police that Dierker's car was weaving from the center lane of a highway onto the gravel shoulder where Dierker was riding and then struck.
    
Lloyd reportedly was also texting at the time and registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.207 after his arrest.
    
He pleaded guilty Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court to the most charge he still faced. Several other charges were dismissed.
    
A sentencing hearing hasn't been set yet. Loyd faces between three and 14 years in prison.

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