Alabama Man Charged with DUI Weeks After Manslaughter

Chris Allen Bishop, 27, will now face DUI charges only a few weeks removed from pleading guilty to manslaughter in a fatal all-terrain vehicle wreck.  Bishop, who pleaded guilty in May, had his 15 year prison sentence suspended and had started his five year term of probation.

On June 7th, court records show that the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation after he was charged with driving under the influence.  The motion was granted on Wednesday June 12th by Shelby County Circuit Judge Dan Reeves who also ordered that Bishop be arrested and held without bond.  He was booked into Shelby County jail later that day.  Depending on how the judge rules in this case, Bishop could now have to being his original prison sentence of 15 years.

Bishop was charged with reckless murder in a 2010 wreck that killed 19-year-old Alesha Lanier Aldridge.  The two were riding on a Kawa Brute Force ATV when they crashed on County Road 10, about 5 miles southwest of Maylene.  Bishop suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Chris Bishop’s attorney and the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office could not be reached for further comments.