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Killer drunk driver offends again
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A drunk driver who killed a woman 13 years ago is going back to prison after he was caught drunk driving again.


The man, Eric Jeffery Biles, 49, was found in violation of his probation for the crime of vehicular homicide and was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve the remainder of his sentence behind bars. His sentence will not be complete until September 2020.


Biles was given a 12-year sentence for the wreck that killed his passenger, Susan Elizabeth Delp in 2001. Investigators say Biles was driving under the influence and driving recklessly when his car ran off Highway 127 and struck a tree during the early afternoon hours of April 16.


Biles entered guilty pleas in 2003 to charges of vehicular homicide by intoxication and possession of meth stemming from the fatal wreck. He served from that time until August of 2008 when he was released to a half-way house in Cookeville. He progressed and was moved to community corrections and was eventually released on supervised parole in 2009.


His trip along the straight and narrow path ended two months ago when he was pulled over in neighboring White County and charged with drunk driving. Lawmen also reported finding drug paraphernalia in his possession. The traffic stop violated two terms of his parole, those being that he would obey all laws of the state of Tennessee and that he would not use intoxicants to excess.