On Tuesday, August 18, James Dean Lessard pleaded guilty to his 11th DUI offense.
The man from Billings, Mont. has 10 previous DUI convictions in Wyoming and Montana, with his first DUI in 1990 and most recent DUI offense in 2001. Currently, a plea agreement would sentence Lessard to 10 years in prison as a persistent felony offender.
If Lessard is classified as a persistent felony offender, future DUI offenses could mean an additional prison sentence of 100 years.
Lessard admitted before District Judge Russell Fagg that he was under the influence while he was driving on April 8. His car car hit another car in a grocery store’s parking lot.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 26.
Source: Billings Gazette