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Man suspected of ninth DUI in Colorado Springs

Posted at 7:36 AM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 09:36:23-04

Colorado Springs police say they arrested a 53-year-old man suspected of his ninth DUI offense.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that police arrested William Nance Monday night after he was involved in a crash. Given his prior DUI offenses, Nance's latest arrest qualifies for a possible felony charge under a state law that took effect last month. That law makes a fourth DUI a felony that can be punishable by up to six year in prison.

Prior to the new law, DUIs in Colorado were treated as misdemeanors regardless of how many previous convictions a driver had.

Police say Nance is also being investigated for driving without a license and driving without insurance.