Santa Clara man faces 12th DUI

Santa Clara man faces 12th DUI

There are 48 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 15, 2011, titled Santa Clara man faces 12th DUI. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

A man dubbed the "poster child for DUI" by a District Court judge after his 11th conviction for driving under the influence has been indicted on a 12th drunken driving charge.

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Do Not Pass Go

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jun 15, 2011
12? Really? Thank God he hasn't killed anyone, yet. Get this guy off the street. What is it going to take? Him barrelling into someone? Hasn't he exceeded his free pass yet? Obviously he has a problem and whatever he has done hasn't succeeded. Please, put this guy behind bars for good.
Kyle S

Las Cruces, NM

#2 Jun 15, 2011
Wow. Where is the jail time? If he can't stop himself, then we need to stop him by putting him in jail. For good.
Mike-Dallas

United States

#3 Jun 15, 2011
12 DWI’s 11 convictions, this is a bad joke, right? This guy should be locked up. The article says not allowed to have car keys? Not allowed to have car keys???? Now that’s the joke, you’re not allowed car keys Anthony Michael Sierra, Ok, judge I won’t have any. For a judge or anybody to think a drunk wouldn’t drive, who’s had 11 prior convictions has to be flat nuts. He should have been locked up after the 3rd. This is an insult to the citizens of New Mexico. His sentencing had to be delayed because he was still drunk from the night before? OMG, this gets worse and worse.
Las Crucen

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Jun 15, 2011
Kyle S wrote:
Wow. Where is the jail time? If he can't stop himself, then we need to stop him by putting him in jail. For good.
"...after his last conviction, in 2008, for which Las Cruces District Judge Michael Murphy gave him the maximum three-year sentence, with five years' probation."

We the people should be outraged at our state legislators.
Alien 1948

Huntsville, AL

#5 Jun 15, 2011
Unbelievable! Lock this man up already!
ruu

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jun 15, 2011
I also think that after the third conviction he
should have done 18 months to see if he would still
go out and do it again, then if he did give at least 2 extra more months and then on the third
give him 3 years, why in the first place did'nt
they punish him on his first offence like everybody
else.
We are all thinking it

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Jun 15, 2011
This man should be locked away for good. And, let's get RID of any judge who disagrees by giving him any sentence other than this. Or is nothing going to be done until a family member of a judge/lawyer/cop gets injured?
Native New Mexican

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Jun 15, 2011
This individual indeed needs to be locked up for at least 50 years. This is the only way he will not drink and drive for 50 years.
Proud to be American

Frisco, TX

#11 Jun 15, 2011
Let's just hope he hits a telephone pole going 100 next time by himself.
MovingAlong

Las Cruces, NM

#12 Jun 15, 2011
This is one of the most pathetic stories I have read in a long time. Obviously this drunkard cannot control himself and the system is not putting him into a place for recovery. Then again recovery also involves patient participation and obviously this jerk is not prone to help himself.

So now what. What is the answer for these incorrigibles who will continue to do their thing?
I understand there is a pill that when taken daily if a person does drink will make them terribly ill. This option should be a requirement for those who are like this guy and family members should be required and legally bound to ensure the pill is ingested. Then again maybe we should just take the SoB behind the woodshed and #$//&&*@!!!
Homegrown Kid

Los Alamos, NM

#14 Jun 15, 2011
Judges are going to wait until the problem solves itself, either he kills an innocent bystander or himself. If he kills someone, he'll be locked away, if he kills himself, he'll be buried! Either way, problem solved! Damn liberal Judges, you're pathetic!
James

Las Cruces, NM

#15 Jun 15, 2011
Native New Mexican wrote:
This individual indeed needs to be locked up for at least 50 years. This is the only way he will not drink and drive for 50 years.
Those prisoners in jail manage to get booze in the joint, they make their own.
WTF Judges

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jun 15, 2011
And he only has 12 dui's because the judges are too lenient. Makes no sense what so ever
Stinky Pete

El Paso, TX

#17 Jun 15, 2011
It is New Mexico folks, is DWI even a crime there?
Dysgruntled

Las Cruces, NM

#19 Jun 15, 2011
you people are cruel. if it was a WHITE man you wouldn't be crying so loudly. Not that I condone anything he has done, but he obviously needs help and even our justice system has failed him by not making him serve time, or sent him to rehab. Its not because he's MEXICAN or because he may or may not collect WELFARE. You people are ridiculous!!! I lay the fault at the hands of the judges who let him get away with TWELVE DUI's!
wos

United States

#20 Jun 15, 2011
that guy should run for ugliest person on the planet and probably dumbest
Cody

Roy, WA

#21 Jun 15, 2011
At what point would vigilantism be acceptable?The judicial system has had 12 bites at the apple and failed.If you lived on the same block as this person and your children were exposed to his drunken driving habits,would you be tempted to address this selfish sociopath yourself?
Hickam AB

Oakland, CA

#22 Jun 15, 2011
Drunk Driving Penalties in other Countries

Australia:
The names of the drivers are sent to the local newspapers and are printed under the heading "He's Drunk and in Jail".
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Malaysia:
The Driver is jailed and if married, his wife is jailed too.
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South Africa
A 10 year prison sentence and the equivalent of a $10,000.00 fine
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Turkey
Drunk drivers are taken 20 miles outside of town by police and are forced to walk back under escort
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Norway
Three weeks in jail at hard labor, one year loss of license. Second offense within five years, license revoked for life.
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Finland & Sweden
Automatic jail for one year of hard labor
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Costa Rica
Police remove plates fron car
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Russia
License revoked for life
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England
One year suspension and a $250.00 fine and jail for one year
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France
Three year loss of license, one year in jail and a $1000.00 fine
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Poland
Jail, fine and forced to attend political lectures
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Bulgaria
A second conviction results in execution
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El Salvador
Your first offense is your last---execution by firing squad
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Hickam AB

Oakland, CA

#23 Jun 15, 2011
fixXxed wrote:
probably a poster child for a lot of things...
- parenting
- breeding
- education level
- spousal treatment
- mastery of the english language
You mean "bastard english" as spoken in this country....right
james russell ret

El Paso, TX

#24 Jun 15, 2011
The state of New Mexico needs to change the law once a person has been convicted more than 3 times. THe law should be the minimum time should be three years in jail and 5 years intense probation. Any conviction after that time should be a minimum of ten years with no parole for good time. This man should never have been given the chance the last time. His name should go out to all car dealers and private sellers that he can not purchase a car,truck or motorcycle. He should have been wearing an ankle monitor. Isn't Judge Murphy the one who is under investigation for paying for his judgeship?

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