Douglas Gardner, 54, appears to have been waiting a long time for a good drink and drive. After being incarcerated for 20 years after a prior fatal DUI accident, Gardner has been arrested for his 9th DUI arrest in Saint Albans, Vermont.
On April 23, 1990, Gardner crashed a stolen pick-up truck head-on into a vehicle driven by Billy Labier III, killing the college student.
In his latest accident, Gardner crashed into an embankment and was found stumbling around by the police. He was found with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. To make matters worse, he stole the car from a relative.
Gardner has prior arrests for escape, grand larceny, burglary, false impersonation, and breaking and entering as well as repeated DUI arrests in 1976, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, and 1991.
He could now face life under the “three strikes law” — or in his case twelve strikes or so.
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