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  • Video reveals he had 8 DUIs, and a BAC of 0.40 on the last one.

    I'm OK with this sentence if he has the possibility of parole.
  • Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?

    I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.
  • slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?

    I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.


    Rehab is no guarantee that he will stop drinking or stop drinking and driving. It's probably more expensive to imprison him for life, but then again, how much is it going to cost when he eventually kills somebody?
  • That's a bit much. People have gotten less time for intentional murder.
    If he had 3 prior felony DUIs, why did he have a license at all?
    I would think that would be grounds for a lifetime ban, because that's how it is in New York State anyway.

    I wonder if he could sue the DMV or the court for allowing him to drive, knowing the consequences?
  • fark you for linking to a video rather than a text story and fark you for linking to an auto play video.
  • TommyymmoT: That's a bit much. People have gotten less time for intentional murder.
    If he had 3 prior felony DUIs, why did he have a license at all?
    I would think that would be grounds for a lifetime ban, because that's how it is in New York State anyway.

    I wonder if he could sue the DMV or the court for allowing him to drive, knowing the consequences?


    Not having a license doesn't stop anyone from driving, really

    /just an extra charge when you get busted
  • TommyymmoT: That's a bit much. People have gotten less time for intentional murder.
    If he had 3 prior felony DUIs, why did he have a license at all?
    I would think that would be grounds for a lifetime ban, because that's how it is in New York State anyway.

    I wonder if he could sue the DMV or the court for allowing him to drive, knowing the consequences?


    I know personally that when I climb into my car, it makes me swipe my Driver's license to allow me to key in the ignition.

    /multipass?
  • There is nothing that comes out of texas good enough that it should be used as an example for the rest of the world.
    If you want to show the rest of the planet how NOT to do something, then using texas as an example is fine.
  • That's farking ridiculous!

    *watches video*

    How many? i'm ok with this.
  • Sentence is overboard, but all this DUI business is proof we need better public transit. No one would care if you're drunk on the train.
  • slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?

    I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.


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  • If it was a 24 year old white girl, would the same sentence have been handed down?
  • slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?

    I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.


    If the guy has already collected a number of prior DUI convictions, then he probably was not going to stop. Several prior misdemeanor DUIs + a few more felony DUI's does not sound like someone who is going to clean up his act.

    Serial offenders can go eat it.

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  • TommyymmoT: That's a bit much. People have gotten less time for intentional murder.
    If he had 3 prior felony DUIs, why did he have a license at all?
    I would think that would be grounds for a lifetime ban, because that's how it is in New York State anyway.

    I wonder if he could sue the DMV or the court for allowing him to drive, knowing the consequences?


    Idiot thoughts like this are why our society sucks so badly these days. Never take responsibility for your own actions when there is always somebody else you can blame (and sue). Go fark yourself and your idiotic lawsuit ideas. If you were in front of me I'd have to slap the stupid out of you.
  • He's had eight convictions for drunk driving. Numbers 1-7 did not stop him. He will eventually injure or kill somebody. Life without parole will save those lives and medical expenses. If there's any other way to guarantee he won't drink and drive I'm all for it. Prison seems the only solution.
  • slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?

    I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.


    Because this is what people want...politicians, police and voters support REVENGE.rather than reform, regardless of costs. It's counter intuitive but this is Texas, y'all.
  • I was all ready to be outraged at a judge putting someone with a drug addiction in jail for life, but then I saw the post about 8 duis and my rage balloon got all deflated.

    That said, I doesn't appear that he has killed or injured anyone YET so putting him in jail for life like some convicted mass murderer for damage we assume is likely if he continues his behavior does seem a bit over the top, give him 10 years with all but 9 years suspended, if he gets pulled for it again, give him the 10 plus whatever the new dui sentence is. Maybe that was the deal he had previously on dui #7, the video doesn't work for me and it doesn't say in the article or comments.
  • Racism, mister whitebread 1% er would never get life for driving drunk, even after eight times. This guy just didn't have enough money for a top notch lawyer. "Your honor, my client was too drunk to know he was too drunk to drive"*
    However anyone driving drunk and kills someone definitely needs to go to jail for the same length of time as a person that murders someone.
    * This was an actual defense used in NC, before they changed the law.
  • Popcorn Johnny: If it was a 24 year old white girl, would the same sentence have been handed down?


    This. Before I even clicked TFA (subby be damned for linking a force-play video with no text), I guessed two things. Texas, and brown guy. I wasn't disappointed.
  • JerkyMeat: There is nothing that comes out of texas good enough that it should be used as an example for the rest of the world.
    If you want to show the rest of the planet how NOT to do something, then using texas as an example is fine.


    THIS

    Let them secede already.
  • So multiple DUIs are now worse than rape. Wow...the MADD propaganda machine has worked.
  • BSABSVR: fark you for linking to a video rather than a text story and fark you for linking to an auto play video.


    And fark you because fark you.

    /Happy Thanksgiving!
  • cig-mkr: Racism, mister whitebread 1% er would never get life for driving drunk, even after eight times.


    Know how I know you don't know what racism is?
  • slayer199: Why not sentence him to 2-5 years in rehab?
    I'm not at all sympathetic to alcoholics, but putting an addict in prison for life and making him the state's responsibility will be overly expensive. At this point we might as well take him out back behind the court and shoot him.


    Surprisingly, I'm OK with this. Can we bill his family for the bullet?
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