We have seen some cases raising questions over the leniency shown repeat drunk drivers. However, one Texas judge has now gone to the other far extreme and sentenced Bobby Stovall, 54, to life in prison for his ninth DUI.
Stovall is no angel. He has an extensive rap sheet with non-drunk driving offenses. However, he was sentenced as a repeat drunk driver — which raises concerns in a case involving a demonstrated addiction.
Stovall hit another vehicle with his truck after weaving through several lanes of traffic. He was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of .32, four times the legal limit in Texas.
Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley stressed that it was important to put away Stovall “before he kills someone we decided to put him away.” That is certainly true, but that logic taken to this extreme could apply to a host of alcoholics who have not addressed their addictions.