Daniel Max Kropf, was reported by KSL as having been sentence to jail time after three arrests in just three days.
The Logan man will be offered a release on bail after serving a minimum of thirty days behind bars. The arrests took place last July but his sentencing was announced yesterday.
His arrests were DUIs on three consecutive days. The last two days were attributed to opiate use, not Alcohol. The first arrest was the most serious because Kropf was found hauling a 26 foot flatbed behind his truck which hit and pinned a man behind a trash can.
Despite his clear issue with drug abuse, Kropf maintains that he does not have an addiction. We are glad to hear that Kropf has been improving and has passed his weekly drug tests.
Kropf’s reoccurring arrests are no surprise, MADD reports that an estimate one third of all DUI convictions are from repeat offenders. However Kropf probably holds the record for shortest amount of time between offenses.
In the state of Utah the first two DUI charges are class B misdemeanors, but a third DUI constitutes a class three felony. These felonies require the harsher punishment which Kropf is experiencing.
The judge yesterday was lenient in offering Kropf the 30 day possibility for bail. There was consideration made for the family which Kropf leaves behind. Owing to the fact that Kropf is the sole provider for his family his wife and children have been negatively affected by this ordeal.
We at Christensen & Hymas extend our concern for the Kropf family’s suffering and others who were hurt by Daniel Kropf’s opium addiction.
If you or your family has been victimized by someone else’s addictions do not hesitate to call Christensen & Hymas at (801)506-0800, we are eager to help you.