Driver in Lincoln fatal had previous alcohol offenses

Brett Whittaker was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license from an incident in Nov. 2003.

Court records also show that he was charged with DUI on Jan. 4, 2002.

Police say Whittaker was driving a truck Friday night in Lincoln County when he crashed into a car carrying John and Lavada Rowland of Berea. Both Rowlands were killed. Whittaker was hurt in the wreck. Police say alcohol containers were found in his truck.

Whittaker, of Somerset, was charged with alcohol intoxication charges in 2002 and 2007.

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