After tenth drunk driving conviction, man gets jail

Ivy Eberhardt, 62, of Weatherford, Texas, was finally sentenced to life in prison in light of his tenth drunk driving conviction since the 1980s. His driving record is even more dismal: 10 DWI convictions and 12 DWI arrests. The sentencing judge resorted to putting Eberhardt in prison as it was the only way he could keep the public safe by keeping the man off the streets.

Despite serving three prison terms for various DUI offenses, Eberhardt remained an avid and unrepentant drinker. Eberhardt landed in jail for the umpteenth time in April 2014 when stopped in Parker County. His blood alcohol content was four times the legal driving limit of 0.08. Even though he was freed on bond for that incident, he cut off his e-cuff monitor and fled to Colorado. It was not too surprising that he was arrested for drunken driving while there.

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