At approximately 2:20 a.m. on Oct. 19, a Missouri man was stopped for drunk driving in Callaway County. When the deputy pulled him over, the man allegedly gave incorrect information regarding his identity and claimed to be the owner of a valid driver's license. Authorities eventually determined that he was a 49-year-old man from Centertown who had previously been convicted of DWI six times.
The man's latest DWI incident happened while he was traveling along State Road TT near New Bloomfield in a white Chevy Blazer. At the time, the man's driver's license was revoked, and he was on parole due to previous charges of driving on a revoked license and DWI. The deputy at the scene reportedly determined that the man was intoxicated and charged him for his seventh DWI.
Following the traffic stop, the man was transported to the Callaway County Jail. He was held on a $25,000 cash only bond plus $5,089 in surety bonds. Reports of the incident did not indicate what testing methods were used to determine that the man was intoxicated.
If someone has been convicted multiple times of the same offense, a deeper problem may lie with alcohol addiction or an individual's mental health. If a criminal defense attorney can offer substantial proof that their client requires rehabilitation over imprisonment, a court may be lenient in sentencing and request that the defendant enter an extensive treatment program or seek a psychiatric evaluation. A plea bargain may also be arranged with the prosecution in order to mitigate the penalties and fines associated with multiple convictions.
Source: connectmidmissouri.com, "Man arrested for seventh DWI in Callaway County ", Ryan Rumbaugh, October 20, 2014