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Texas man gets life for 9th DWI conviction

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Posted at 11:58 PM, Jun 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-09 01:58:41-04

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.

Investigators say Middleton was arrested after he fled on foot after the wreck, ran to a store and begged the clerks not to turn him in.

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