Louisiana Man Gets 145-Year Sentence After Sixth DWI Conviction


Louisiana Man Gets 145-Year Sentence After Sixth DWI Conviction

A 45-year-old Baker, La., man has been sentenced to 14 1/2 years in state prison for his sixth DWI conviction since 2000.

Prosecutors say Michael Scott Oneill’s blood-alcohol level was 0.152 percent when he was arrested on March 6, 2014. A blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher is considered presumptive evidence of drunken driving in Louisiana.

Oneill pleaded guilty in April to fourth-offense DWI — the highest grade of DWI offenses.

East Baton Rouge Parish Assistant District Attorney Chris Hester said Oneill’s prior DWI convictions were in 2000, 2001, 2007 and 2010. He had two such convictions in 2007.

The Advocate reports Judge Lou Daniel ordered Oneill to serve his prison time without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

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