According to KXAN, on Jun 18, a man convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) on seven different occasions has been sentenced to life in prison.
Richard Lee Pollard, 72, was found guilty on felony charges of DWI. The trial occurred after Pollard was arrested last year on June 19 for driving under the influence.
That arrest was only 23 days after another DWI arrest on May 27.
Jurors listened to several 911 calls that reported seeing Pollard driving erratically on State Highway 81 between Llano and Brady. Additionally, prosecutors said that his blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) was twice the legal limit.
However, the most appalling piece of evidence is the fact that the DWI arrest on June 19 was the seventh time he was convicted for drunk driving.
Unfortunately, in 1981, Pollard was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after he killed a 30-year-old man in a drunken driving accident.
When it was time for the jurors to deliberate, it only took them 20 minutes to decide on his fate: life in prison.
In an interview with KXAN, Assistant District Attorney Blake Ewing said, “the jury sent a strong message today that we take DWI seriously here, and we won’t tolerate people who endanger others this way.” However, some wonder why it took seven DWI convictions to land him behind bars for good.
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Did You Know? According to the Texas Penal Code, “Alcohol concentration” means the number of grams of alcohol per: 210 liters of breath, 100 milliliters of blood or 67 milliliters of urine.
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