Spotsylvania, VA- A 44 year-old Virginia man has been sentenced for his 12th DUI and will be serving seven years in jail as a result.
In August of this year, David Apraham was arrested for drunken driving and driving on a suspended license, at the time he refused a blood alcohol test.
After he was arrested police discovered that he has previous DUI convictions in Virginia, Alabama and Mississippi. In addition to those convictions, he has drunk driving charges pending in North Carolina and Washington State.
Spotsylvania Deputy Prosecutor Tom Shaia said that Apraham was supposed to be on house arrest when he was arrested for his latest DUI charge in Virginia.
Virginia has some of the country’s toughest DUI laws but it these laws do little to address the problems of repeat offenses. The fact is that no matter how many years of jail a person faces, it simply isn’t enough to stop them.
The majority of people who get arrested for DUI, are not repeat offenders, going through the courts and dealing with the many headaches that follow this charge are often enough to keep them from ever doing that again.
When you have been arrested for DUI, whether it is your first or second offense it is possible to beat a conviction or get a lesser charge as long as you hire a skilled DUI attorney to begin working on your case immediately.