A Houston, Texas man by the name of Donald Middleton has been arrested times since 1980 for DUI and has been sentenced to life imprisonment according to a June report from MSN. Reports reveal Middleton received the harsh sentencing after a Montgomery County copyright lawyer job description judge stated that he was a habitual offender. Nine DUI arrests in the past four decades roughly adds up to one DUI arrest and conviction about every five years. Donald Middleton pleaded guilty last week to driving drunk in a May 2015 traffic accident.
Not only did Middleton get arrested gain, he is also guilty of fleeing the accident on foot, running to a store and begging the clerks not to turn him in. Prosecutors say Middleton has already served four prison terms for alcohol-related convictions. While nine arrests sound excessive, it is not even close to others.
Here are a few more shocking DUI records on file. In 2013 a South Dakota man received his 16th (that's right 16th) DUI conviction. Robert Groethe, 60, of Rapid City received a two-year prison sentence for his 16th DUI conviction (19th arrest) with a blood alcohol content level of 0.247 percent which resulted in the collision of a parked car outside of a casino. Groethe's DUI history goes back to 1977. Since then Groeth has racked up 19 DUI arrests, 16 DUI convictions, with 11 dwi facts of the 16 convictions for felony charges.
Another South Dakota man nicknamed, "Mr. DUI," Jerry Zeller is rumored to have racked up an astonishing 30+ DUI arrests. Officials are unsure of the actual amount. It seems that the only thing that was able to keep Mr. DUI from driving drunk again was his death in 2008. Zeller fell asleep with a lit cigarette which caused the house fire that eventually killed him. Rumor has it that alcohol played a part in the incident.
Last but not least, a Virginia man was given seven years in prison for his 25th DUI arrest in May of 2012. Tracy Michael Decker was arrested after arguing with an employee at a toll station. If that wasn't bad enough, Decker's BAC was 0.28 percent, he had open alcohol containers in his vehicle, and had two 4-year-old children without seatbelts in the back seat.
Completely personal injury lawyer fees disturbing DUI case facts. Just a reminder, please do not drink and drive! What is the highest number of DUI arrests has someone from your city ever had?