A Philadelphia man who was a passenger in a wreck that killed five children in 2012 faces five years in prison after a jury convicted him last week of driving under the influence of alcohol in a separate incident, his third offense.

Glendale L. Chickaway, also known as Dale Lowery Chickaway, 40, of 19101 Highway 21 south, received the five-year sentence and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine by Circuit Court Judge Vernon Cotten last Wednesday.

He was also ordered to receive long-term alcohol and drug treatment while in the custody of the state Department of Corrections.

The state called two police officers to the stand, one of whom initially stopped Chickaway near the intersection of Frog Level Road and Mississippi 15 on Feb. 14 for no tag. The other was a DUI officer.

The defense did not call any witnesses to the stand.

Police Officer Daniel Winstead testified that Chickaway was not able to provide identification after he was stopped for no tag.

He testified that he could smell the scent of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle.

He told the court that DUI Officer Eric Lyons stopped to provide backup.

Winstead testified that Chickaway had red glossy eyes and appeared to be unsteady on his feet after he exited his vehicle.

"He propped himself up on the truck," he said.

Defense attorney Jes Smith asked Winstead if he had any audio, video or pictures from Chickaway's arrest.

He testified that he did not.

Winstead told the court that Chickaway became aggressive when they told him he was going to be taken to the jail for DUI.

When questioned by Smith, Winstead said Chickaway did not give any indication that he had just purchased the truck and had yet to buy a tag.

Lyons testified that he was traveling behind Winstead when he stopped Chickaway so he stopped to assist.

He told the court that Chickaway had red glossy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He testified that there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath.

Lyons said he made the decision to take Chickaway to the county jail for a breathalyzer test.

"It wasn't safe for him to operate a motor vehicle," he said.

Lyons testified that Chickaway refused to take the test.

On cross examination by the defense, Lyons told the court that he is paid to write a certain number of DUI tickets as part of a grant which funds his salary.

Smith questioned why Lyons didn't write anything in his report about Chickaway being aggressive. He also questioned why no video was obtained from the jail of Chickaway refusing to be tested.

When asked if the defendant was offered blood and urine testing, Lyons said no.

Smith also questioned why no field sobriety test was performed on Chickaway.

The 12-person jury handed down a guilty verdict that same afternoon.

In other Circuit Court action:

• Debriski Talley, 22, of Philadelphia, was sentenced to six months in the county jail and fined $500 after a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor simple assault. He had earlier been indicted for aggravated domestic violence.

Talley was further ordered to have no future contact with the victim and/or any member of the victim's family.

• Richard L. McCraw, 44, 10531 Road 248, Union, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine. He received a one-year sentence and $1,500 fine. The sentence is to run consecutively to any sentence he is presently serving. He was also ordered to receive long-term alcohol and drug treatment and therapy while in custody.

• L. J. Walker Jr., 23, of 1126 West Ave., pleaded guilty to grand larceny and received a five-year sentence and $1,500 fine. Three years were suspended leaving him two to serve.

• Dion Troix Yearwood, 21, of 10041 Road 1365, pleaded guilty to sale of methamphetamine and received a five-year sentence. The sentence was to run concurrently to any sentence he is currently serving.

• Terrance N. Moore, 33, 4311 5th St., Meridian, pleaded guilty to two counts sale of methamphetamine. In the first count, he received eight years and a $1,500 fine. The sentence was to run consecutively to any sentence is he serving.

In the second count, he received an eight-year sentence to run concurrently with the previous sentence for a total of eight years.

• Robert E. Alford II, 30, of 10330 Road 743, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and received a five-year sentence. Five years of the sentence were suspended and he was placed on five years probation under the supervision of the state Department of Corrections. He was ordered to make $10,000 in restitution to the victim.

• Robert D. Haskins 38, 10691 county Road 761, pleaded guilty to burglary of a camper and received a four-year sentence and $1,500 fine. Four years were suspended and he was placed on three years of supervised probation. He was ordered to make $300 in restitution to the victim.

Chickaway escaped serious injury in the Dec. 29, 2012, wreck which claimed the five children and an adult family friend. The children's father, Duane John Sr., 36, of 10270 Road 604, was sentenced to 90 years after a jury found him guilty of six counts of DUI/manslaughter.