A Houston man convicted of drunken driving nine times since 1980 has been sentenced to life in prison.
The Montgomery County judge who sentenced Donald Middleton on Tuesday said the 56-year-old man is a habitual offender.
Middleton pleaded guilty last week to driving drunk in a May 2015 traffic accident.
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Investigators said Middleton was arrested after he fled on foot after the wreck, ran to a store and begged the clerks not to turn him in.
Prosecutors said Middleton has already served four prison terms for alcohol-related convictions.