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Man receives 24 years after fatal drunk driving crash in Hancock County

Jason Phelps

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. – Hancock County investigators sentenced a man to 24 years in prison after he drove drunk and his passenger died.

Jason Phelps was driving while intoxicated around 11:30 p.m. on March 4, 2017 in the 700 block of South State in Greenfield. He flipped his truck, slid into a house, and killed his female passenger, Dalene Charron.

Police say his BAC registered three times the legal limit.

On April 4, 2018, he received a 32 year sentence with seven years suspended and 457 days of jail credit.