Stephen Andrew Hall of Fort Worth, Texas has been sentenced to 45 years in prison after he was arrested for driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .18.
Hall is a repeat offender, having racked up four other DWI's. The local justice system simply had enough of the 59-year-old's antics on the road, reported Amarillo Globe News.
Last summer, Hall was pulled over in River Oaks. He admitted to the responding officer that he had two beers before getting behind the wheel of his car. The officer did not believe his story. He was taken away and administered a blood test. A test revealed that Hall's blood alcohol lever was approximately .18, more than twice the legal limit, reported CBS.
As prosecutors presented their case and wrapped up proceedings, jurors took only four minutes to find Hall guilty of a felony DWI. Hall and his defense allowed the judge to assess the case and administer a punishment, reported Fox.
During the penalty phase of the hearing, the prosecutors detailed Hall's previous crimes. The judge believed he was a large enough threat to the public to sentence him to nearly half a century, effectively giving him a life sentence.
The 45-year sentence was fitting considering his prior DWI history, arrant County Assistant District Attorney Erin Cofer said, reported Fox. [The] sentence ensures that he will not be able to drive a vehicle on our roads for a very long time.
Hall will be eligible for parole in approximately 11 years.