Man sentenced to prison for 5th DWI

September 15, 2012 4:03:33 PM PDT
A Huntsville man received probation on four misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charges in the state of Washington. When his fifth charge happened in Texas, he wasn't as lucky.

Marc Al-vin Thomas, 35, was arrested January 5 for driving drunk in The Woodlands. He was charged with third-degree felony DWI, and he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.28.

It was the fifth DWI charge on his record. He was also arrested in Washington in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

According to The Courier of Montgomery County, Thomas was seeking probation and placement in a substance abuse facility program to help him overcome the alcohol addiction he claims is the reason for his DWI arrests over the years.

Thomas received four years in prison with credit for time served and good behavior time, a $2,000 fine and a one-year suspension of his driver's license.

Prosecutor Rob Freyer said Thomas was looking at prison time now because "this is Texas, not Washington."

You can read more about this story in The Courier of Montgomery County, one of our Houston Community Newspapers partners.

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