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#1 2016-10-22 16:28:20

From: Austin, TX
Registered: 2008-05-26
Posts: 1,321

Hays Co. gives man 99 years for 8th DWI conviction (10/13/16)

"The DA's Office says Marin had been previously convicted in 1983, 1984, 1986 (when he was sentenced to 33 months in prison), 1990 (when he was sentenced to 5 years in prison), 1991, and twice in 1998 (when he was sentenced to 10 years and 25 years in prison in separate cases for offenses occurring about 3 months apart).  He was released from prison in 2003, and was on parole when he was arrested for DWI last year, the DA's Office says."

That's certainly getting tough.  But I wonder whether they ever bothered to suspend his license before resorting to the long prison sentence.  Yes, people can drive on suspended licenses, but I wonder if they never even tried.

Also, I wonder whether white offenders would get the same kind of sentence in the rural area where Marin was sentenced. … conviction


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