I have a friend recently arrested for a DUI in New Mexico...tough state on dui crimes...he took the breathalyzer test at the scene...he blew an equivalent for 4 beers (?)
Problem. This was his 5TH DUI...in 30 years. He got 1 in college (where he was a Deans list/A grade/scholarship recipient).
And he got 3 within 12 days after his baby girl was born dead. This life situation had hit him really hard - he watched her stillbirth take place...saw LILY slide from the womb...then went nuts. He wanted that little girl so bad... Soon, he lost everything...his wife, his private psychology practice, his house...everything he had worked so hard for...
Then, after those 3 duis, followed by one divorce, and low self esteem, he found himself in a bad relationship which naturally didn't last. On the day he was ong out of her condo, while drinking, he forgot to take his portion of a large butcher order they recently received from the butcher. Meat. So he went bak, his prior girlfriend/wasn't home. (He had already given her his key earlier, but he knew how to remove a loose piece of glass by the front door, to get inside.) He knew his ex wouldn't care.
It was night time - a neighbor saw someone trying to get in, and called the police. When they arrived, they found him intoxicated, and in possession
of over $500.00 in meat...(which is considered a felony in Wyoming) He was arrested. His prior girlfriend went to the courthouse and said she didn't mind him being in the condo, and that she would have happily let him in...had she been home.
But the system was on a roll...he was convicted of grand theft, and sentenced to 2 years in prison...
Shortly after his divorce (He didn't contest any of it...just gave everything away to his ex.)
Now, on this recent trip east, he had just found out his former girlfriend was pregnant, yet she had a medical condition that would cause HER to miscarry his baby... He fell apart, and was arrested for a DUI in New Mexico - the 5th one. (fyi - She has since miscarried his baby.)
5 DUIs - What are the chances of his staying out of prison? He is a total wreck right now and needs help, not jail...