5-time DWI sentenced

There are 24 comments on the Weatherford Democrat story from Dec 24, 2008, titled 5-time DWI sentenced. In it, Weatherford Democrat reports that:

A five-time drunken driver with a blood alcohol concentration more than three times the legal limit was sentenced to eight years in prison by a Parker County judge in a trial held this week in Weatherford.

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Great Depression

United States

#1 Jan 16, 2009
It only took the 5th time! Good riddens shit-bag!
lawless N texas

Fort Worth, TX

#2 Sep 30, 2009
Wow! 8 years for 5-time offender. Texas you need some damn stiffer laws.
Southlake

Alexandria, KY

#3 May 25, 2010
Wow! Maybe he will learn now!
Scarfy

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Jun 11, 2010
5 times? Nope, he ain't learned his lesson. I volunteer at a food bank, where many have to serve community service, met a lot of people an heard their stories as to why they are there. Some of them are pretty sad, to say the least, and some of them infuriate me. One guy, who got 400 hours of CS was there because of his 5th conviction for DUI. On his 4th conviction, he served 9 months in the pen, but on his 5th, he got 8 years probation. You would THINK he would have at least got several more years in prison, but it's all about the $$$ and the lawyer you hire. At least this guy now rides a bicycle
Robin L Friedel

Fowler, CO

#5 Jun 22, 2010
WOW !It took 5 times to send him to prison?! How scarey is that? Take his license away permanetly!We seriously need more strict laws and severe penalties as well as some new judges with brains!
Robin L Friedel

Fowler, CO

#6 Jun 22, 2010
oops typo permanently.Sorry folks but my keyboard has some messed up keys and My brain is in a fog today LOL
Blowin the Scale

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Jun 23, 2010
It upsets all of us when it takes five times to send the A--H--E to prison, How fast would it take if he killed someone,a small child ,wife,son mother, policeman, fire fighter, judge ? what does it take. Sounds like arizona and the immagrants.
Where is the Justice

United States

#8 Jul 6, 2010
I know that there are people out there that think locking people up in prison with a disese is a cure. Well Im here to tell you. I am going through a battle with my fiance. He is a Christian man who unfortunatly is addicted to alchol. He spent time in prison for DWI's that date back to 90's. Prison offered him SaFeP. which is taught by prisoners. He has just got his 8th DWI In Parker County and was sentenced to 35 years. He never had a wreck, killed anyone but got 35 yrs. He has been in rehab for over a year and has finally admited he is an alcholic. He was paying an addiction counselor taking anabuse and the prosecutors could only bring up his past. His counselor was an expert witness for him and guaranteed the Judge this man will not drink again. He was willing to pay for the SCRAM monitor, Have his liscene revoked take the medication anabuse and continue to pay for and see his counselor. He knew he was looking at more time ...not 35 yrs. How is this Justice. This lady has 5 DWI's, killed someone had a wreck and only got 8 yrs. He has admitted he is an alcholic and wants help. Texas sends him away to prison to work for free and coste the tax payers 35,000.00 a year. He could serve time and be out with the monitor and at least be a productive citizen and pay child support. The Parole Board needs to look at the people who could be treated on the outside and be monitored to free up space in the over crowded prisons.
WowUmmmYea

Dallas, TX

#9 Jul 13, 2010
Perhaps he should have thought of all these plans along about the time he got the 1st one?
egret25

Fort Worth, TX

#10 Aug 28, 2010
Where is the Justice wrote:
I know that there are people out there that think locking people up in prison with a disese is a cure. Well Im here to tell you. I am going through a battle with my fiance. He is a Christian man who unfortunatly is addicted to alchol. He spent time in prison for DWI's that date back to 90's. Prison offered him SaFeP. which is taught by prisoners. He has just got his 8th DWI In Parker County and was sentenced to 35 years. He never had a wreck, killed anyone but got 35 yrs. He has been in rehab for over a year and has finally admited he is an alcholic. He was paying an addiction counselor taking anabuse and the prosecutors could only bring up his past. His counselor was an expert witness for him and guaranteed the Judge this man will not drink again. He was willing to pay for the SCRAM monitor, Have his liscene revoked take the medication anabuse and continue to pay for and see his counselor. He knew he was looking at more time ...not 35 yrs. How is this Justice. This lady has 5 DWI's, killed someone had a wreck and only got 8 yrs. He has admitted he is an alcholic and wants help. Texas sends him away to prison to work for free and coste the tax payers 35,000.00 a year. He could serve time and be out with the monitor and at least be a productive citizen and pay child support. The Parole Board needs to look at the people who could be treated on the outside and be monitored to free up space in the over crowded prisons.
8DWIs and your surprized he got 35 yrs. Wow!You mean no wrecks yet that just means people have been lucky since the 90s that he hasnt hit them. After 2 decades and 8 DWIs it doesnt sound like he got serious till they smacked him with significant time.After all what he did was a crime.
amazed

Weatherford, TX

#11 Aug 30, 2010
What's really sad is this lady had been receiving treatment in an in-patient facility for two years. She went two years sober. Before that she was on medicine to help her not drink; she would drink even though it made her sick. When she couldn't drive, she would walk to get more alcohol. Not to excuse her behavior, but she had horrible things happen to her when she was younger and never got help. Her son refused to have anything to do with her because of her drinking, even after 2 years of rehab. That's how bad she was....although I felt bad for her....I am glad she is behind bars, I just wish it was for longer. She will drink and drive when she gets out...she will kill someone again (she accidentally shot her roomate because she was so drunk)....she is so sick she will never get better. I do not ever want her driving on my streets again!
JIT

Lipan, TX

#12 Sep 2, 2010
The United States can only have one law. It has to be either black or white. Right or wrong. There's no justice in that. Those that receive it are very lucky. We choose the life we live. And we live by the standards and laws placed before us. It's part of being an American citizen. I grieve for those that have lost loved ones, or who are suffering now or going through treatments. But drinking alcohol is a personal choice- a tangled web, that only YOU put yourself in. Not the government. Instead of talking about who gets how long in prison, or what BAC is on the dots, or what story made the news, we should be concerned of safety and health, vigilance of the world around us, and the ability to discern and make good decisions.
wowumyea

Dallas, TX

#13 Sep 5, 2010
Where is the Justice wrote:
I know that there are people out there that think locking people up in prison with a disese is a cure. Well Im here to tell you. I am going through a battle with my fiance. He is a Christian man who unfortunatly is addicted to alchol. He spent time in prison for DWI's that date back to 90's. Prison offered him SaFeP. which is taught by prisoners. He has just got his 8th DWI In Parker County and was sentenced to 35 years. He never had a wreck, killed anyone but got 35 yrs. He has been in rehab for over a year and has finally admited he is an alcholic. He was paying an addiction counselor taking anabuse and the prosecutors could only bring up his past. His counselor was an expert witness for him and guaranteed the Judge this man will not drink again. He was willing to pay for the SCRAM monitor, Have his liscene revoked take the medication anabuse and continue to pay for and see his counselor. He knew he was looking at more time ...not 35 yrs. How is this Justice. This lady has 5 DWI's, killed someone had a wreck and only got 8 yrs. He has admitted he is an alcholic and wants help. Texas sends him away to prison to work for free and coste the tax payers 35,000.00 a year. He could serve time and be out with the monitor and at least be a productive citizen and pay child support. The Parole Board needs to look at the people who could be treated on the outside and be monitored to free up space in the over crowded prisons.
You are what they call an ENABLER HONEY. Nothing perosnal, just hard truth. Get help before its to late for you too. That is all.
concerned texan

Fort Worth, TX

#14 Jul 9, 2011
Where is the Justice wrote:
I know that there are people out there that think locking people up in prison with a disese is a cure. Well Im here to tell you. I am going through a battle with my fiance. He is a Christian man who unfortunatly is addicted to alchol. He spent time in prison for DWI's that date back to 90's. Prison offered him SaFeP. which is taught by prisoners. He has just got his 8th DWI In Parker County and was sentenced to 35 years. He never had a wreck, killed anyone but got 35 yrs. He has been in rehab for over a year and has finally admited he is an alcholic. He was paying an addiction counselor taking anabuse and the prosecutors could only bring up his past. His counselor was an expert witness for him and guaranteed the Judge this man will not drink again. He was willing to pay for the SCRAM monitor, Have his liscene revoked take the medication anabuse and continue to pay for and see his counselor. He knew he was looking at more time ...not 35 yrs. How is this Justice. This lady has 5 DWI's, killed someone had a wreck and only got 8 yrs. He has admitted he is an alcholic and wants help. Texas sends him away to prison to work for free and coste the tax payers 35,000.00 a year. He could serve time and be out with the monitor and at least be a productive citizen and pay child support. The Parole Board needs to look at the people who could be treated on the outside and be monitored to free up space in the over crowded prisons.
I couldn't agree more.
Really

United States

#15 Jul 12, 2011
Yet they let a drug using drunk like Brian Durant walk free because of daddies money
Really

United States

#16 Jul 12, 2011
So because this guy is a christian it makes it okay? I love how people always pull tje religion crap when they defend a criminal. Where was god when he was drunk. If God were real am living he would be in prison for child abuse
joe bob

Kempner, TX

#17 May 6, 2013
All the comments on here are freakin rediculious! This is exactly why this country is so srewed up. Let me educate you all a little bit about dwi's. The VAST majority of dwi's are really no big deal. Most of the time you are being arrested for something you "might" have done, or "could have" done. NOT FOR ANYTHING you actually did, if you get a dwi.

Where is the justice in that? I mean why should someone who gets pulled over for a miner traffic violation like going 6 miles over the speed limit have to do 99 years in prison? It happens all the time.

I've met individuals who were in exactly that situation. They get pulled over for miner speeding infraction. They admit to having a few beers. after arrest the blood alcohol limit is barely over the limit. They have a couple felony dwi's already so they offer them 40 years.

They say to hell with that and take it to trial. The jury gives them 99 years. 6 miles over the speed limit and they get 99 years.

Yet some man or woman who is three times the legal limit seriously hurts, or kills someone the first time she gets a dwi and they get probation or only a couple years in jail.

MADD is a horrible organization. The founder got a dui so why isn't she behind bars for the rest of her life as an example?
mary

Bellevue, WA

#18 May 6, 2013
john keep jack a driver. love you always
Will

Dallas, TX

#19 May 7, 2013
Really wrote:
Yet they let a drug using drunk like Brian Durant walk free because of daddies money
Really?
Do you know what the court did with Durant? Do you know what the requirements of his sentence are?
Bottom line is this:
You are jealous of anyone who is successful. This makes it ok for you to be so vicious and judgemental about someone with problems just because his parents have money.
Just hope you never have issues with your children. You have less control than you think and it hurts worse than you could ever know.
Harpy.
Bully Notice

Dallas, TX

#20 May 7, 2013
If you have money, you can buy "justice". "the Lady" in Parker County does not have blinders on as for a the poor and those no in the power are concerned.
They, like you are Bullies

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