Well the question is what Clinton Todd Sproles, 54, was charged with 22 prior times . . .
You guessed it, DUI. This was his 23 DUI after his arrest in Butte, Montana. We have previously discussed such serial DUI defendants.
In the world’s greatest understatement, Butte Sheriff Ed Lester observed “It doesn’t look like he’s getting any kind of a message to stop his behavior, that’s the concerning part. Anytime you’re racking up DUIs, that’s an amazing pace for anybody to set, so it’s deeply concerning that he’d be out driving with potentially 22 DUIs.”
His last felony DUI in Gallatin County was in 2008 and he was sentenced to 240 months in the Montana State Prison. Some of his prior convictions were in Oklahoma. Under 61-8-714, DUI arrests become felonies after the fourth conviction.
The question is how to handle people like Sproles who clearly have a dependency problem and yet are clearly putting others are serious risk.
What do you think?