Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This Is Idaho: You Can Get Life For Repeated DUIs

From the June 12, 2012 Idaho Statesman:

Terry Lee Ash will find out in August if he will ever leave prison again after an Ada County Jury found him guilty of a felony DUI Tuesday — his 14th drunken driving arrest.
The jury also found the 55-year-old Ash, who has seven previous felony DUI convictions, guilty of being a persistent violator of the law, following a two-day trial. 
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, but since the jury also found that Ash is a persistent violator, he could be sent to prison for the rest of his life.
Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/06/12/2152617/ada-county-jury-finds-55-year.html#storylink=cpy
Pretty clearly, this is someone who can't stay away from alcohol, and can't stay away from driving.  If you want to drive drunk and endanger people's lives--and you can't learn from past mistakes--stay in California.  Perhaps you can get elected to the state legislature.

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