Texan Gets Life for 9th DWI

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010  |  Updated 12:45 PM CDT
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Texan Gets Life for 9th DWI

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An officer arrests a woman after she failed a field sobriety test.

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A judge in Georgetown has ordered life in prison for a Round Rock man on his ninth conviction for driving while intoxicated.

Bobby Joe Stovall was sentenced Tuesday over a 2009 DWI wreck that left his passenger hurt. Round Rock police says the 52-year-old Stovall, who was convicted last month, had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving.

His previous DWI convictions were in Collin, Dewitt, Nueces, Galveston, Jackson and Goliad counties.

Williamson County authorities say Stovall was convicted of burglary of a habitation in 1994 and credit card abuse in 1987 and ordered to prison. He was convicted of possession of a controlled substance in 1994 and put on probation.

Stovall also has convictions for theft and making alcohol available to a minor.

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