A Texas jury sentenced James Steven Corley, 52, to 99 years in jail after his 16th conviction for driving while intoxicated. The jury deliberated only an hour after the guilty verdict in handing down the extreme sentence.
Corley had 15 previous DWI convictions in two states and has been arrested all over Texas. He has also been convicted of such crimes as escape, assault and theft.
His last arrest came on Aug. 28, 2010 when he was stopped for a busted taillight and failed a sobriety test with an alcohol level was 0.05 to 0.10. To make matters worse, Corley was at the time fleeing from a burglary and assault of his girlfriend.
Despite the long sentence, Corley could be up for parole in 10 to 15 years.