A Houston man received a life sentence this week following his ninth drunk driving arrest, according to reports.
Donald Middleton, 56, hit a teenager’s pick up truck while intoxicated before fleeing the scene last year, according to a report by the Montgomery County Police Reporter. The sixteen-year-old accident victim, who happens to be the son of a county constable, escaped uninjured.
Middleton’s history of driving under the influence began in 1980 when he was 20 years old. His punishment at the time was a $200 fine and 60 days in jail, according to a Houston Chronicle report. He faced subsequent drunk driving charges in 1983, 1992, 1993, twice in 1997, 1999, and 2008 and always maintained a valid driver’s license.