Man sentenced to life for three car chases

September 6, 2012 4:52:55 AM PDT
A Montgomery County judge on Wednesday sentenced a 38-year-old man to life in prison for leading authorities on three separate car chases.

David Joseph Blunt faced a punishment of 25 years to life in prison after he pleaded guilty on July 5 to two evading charges, as well as one count of bail jumping, according to Montgomery County officials.

On Wednesday, Judge Fred Edwards sentenced him to the maximum punishment because the 38-year-old already was on probation for a third evading charge out of San Jacinto County and had a criminal history that included robbery.

Blunt's trouble began October 2011, when he led a DPS officer on a high-speed chase through the city of Willis because he had traffic warrants. He was then charged with bail jumping after he failed to make his first court appearance the following month.

Five days later, Blunt led a Montgomery County Sheriff's Office officer on another high-speed chase before a spike-strip finally forced him to a stop. He was arrested and held at the Montgomery County Jail ever since.

Blunt will not be eligible for parole until he's served at least 30 years because officials found deadly weapons during both Montgomery County car chases.


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