In 2006, a now-68-year-old man was sentenced for his seventh DWI. The judge in that case was very stern in his warning to the man to not drink again. He was sentenced to four years in prison and a probation term of 10 years. Unfortunately, the Texas man has now been arrested for his eighth DWI.
Last November, the man crashed his car into the rear of another vehicle that had stopped for a red light. According to the Southlake Department of Public Safety, the man had a blood alcohol concentration of .27. That’s more than triple the legal limit of .08 in Texas.
The man apparently did not even hit his brakes before crashing into the other vehicle. Fortunately, no one in that vehicle or in the one in front of it was injured. The man arrested for DWI, though, was injured, although not seriously. A blood sample was given after law enforcement got a warrant for it.
When facing such a serious charge as DWI persistent offender, it’s very important to make sure you have an experienced attorney by your side. These charges carry significant consequences, including prison time, fines and permanent license revocation.
The man now faces a sentence of up to two decades in prison. His probation may also be revoked, which could add another 10 years onto that sentence.
During an interview, the man said that the medication he takes for a sciatic nerve problem was not working. He said that was why he “self-medicated.”
The man faced his first arrest for DWI back in 1992 and was put on two years of probation. His sixth and seventh arrests for DWI were only eight days apart in 2004.
Source: Star-Telegram, “Trophy Club man arrested on 8th DWI charge” Deanna Boyd, Jan. 08, 2015