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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for Millhopper Road pedestrian crash

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Alachua County Courthouse, Downtown Gainesville, FL

An Alachua County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years probation Tuesday for hitting and killing a man on Millhopper Road near I-75 last year.

Robert Neal Duncan Jr., 45, pleaded guilty to DUI vehicular homicide. Duncan will have his license revoked for the rest of his life and is not permitted to have drugs or alcohol during probation.

Duncan told police investigators on the scene he took Xanax, a controlled substance, at lunch and drank a Smirnoff Ice beer after work prior to the crash, according to the original arrest report. He hit and killed Daniel Farmer of Palatka in March 2022.

Prior to this case, Duncan had two careless driving charges in 2019 and 2020 and two DUI convictions in 2012. A recent 2021 DUI charge was dropped by prosecutors despite failing a field sobriety test, according to the arrest report from that year.

Sandra is a reporter for WUFT News who can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.