A man who has at least 18 reckless- and alcohol-related driving convictions, and more than a dozen other convictions was arrested again for a drunk driving crash last weekend, according to news reports.
The 64-year-old Navy veteran was sentenced to three years in jail last year for his 12th drunken-driving conviction, in which he promised to “never drink and drive again,” according to news reports. But while free on bond pending an appeal of that sentence, the man crashed another car.
On Thursday, a judge at Seattle Municipal Court revoked the repeat-offender’s bone and had him “led away in handcuffs,” according to news reports.
The man, whose drunken driving record dates to at least 1984, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has struggled with alcoholism serving multiple tours in Vietnam, according to news reports.
“Because (he) has more than four DUI-related convictions in the past decade, state law requires his most recent case be handled as a felony. If convicted, he could be sentenced to prison,” according to news reports.
As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this repeat drunken driving offender. I am glad to hear that with all his arrests and times of driving under the influence he has never injured anyone.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunken driving accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.