Sep

29

Man arrested after 14th DUI

By Mary Ann

According to The Seattle Times, a 46 year-old man was arrested after being pulled over in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. during a routine traffic stop and an officer smelled alcohol on his breath.

Aaron Bridge has been arrested 14 times under the suspicion of DUI.

Court documents show that Bridge’s 14 arrest have been in the last 16 years, and he has been convicted at least four time in the last 10 years.

Bridge is charged with a felony DUI because of the felony DUI law that went into effect  in July 2007.  The law allows prosecutors to charge someone with a felony if he or she has four previous DUI offenses in the past 10 years.

May

15

Repeat Drunk Driver Faces Life Sentence

By Mary Ann

A New York driver convicted of repeat DUI offenses faces a life sentence. Ronald Daggett Jr. will be sentenced tomorrow as a persistent felony offender for his most recent DUI (DWI in New York) conviction.

Onondaga County Judge Joseph Fahey wrote, in his decision, that Daggett’s history of DUI over the past twenty-five years “manifests a lethal disregard for the safety of others.”

Daggett could be sentenced from 15 years to life in prison. He has five previous felony convictions, four of which are for felony DUI. In 1982, he was convicted of killing another driver in a DUI crash.