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Ibarra to serve 12 years for fatal wreck
Probation violation sends drunk driver back to prison
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Ramiro R. Ibarra was found in violation of his probation by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley.
A drunk driver has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison after he failed to take advantage of a second chance afforded him when he entered a sweetheart plea deal for the death of a teenage passenger.The drunk driver, Ramiro R. Ibarra, now 22, was found in violation of his probation by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley and revoked to serve the rest of his sentence in prison. His revocation comes in the death of 17-year-old Ashlyn Barnes, who was killed when Ibarra’s SUV struck a tree while he was off-roading on May 9, 2013.Prosecutors say Ibarra, then 19, had been huffing fumes when he got behind the wheel of Chevy Blazer and went off-roading in a field off Vervilla Road with four passengers in his vehicle including Barnes, 17. The drunk driver slammed into a tree during his four-wheeling escapade through the dark field, the impact killing Barnes and critically injuring his other passengers.