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Man convicted of sixth DWI, sentenced to 25 years

By J.J. Smith. A Rockwall County jury returned a verdict in less than 30 minutes last week on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon against a man who had been convicted of five previous DWIs and is currently out on bond in two other DWI cases in counties other than Rockwall.

James Earle Dodson, 55, was charged for a July 13, 2009, accident in which he hit a carload of family members, including four young boys, who have since recovered from their injuries.

The jury then sentenced him to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for the DWI and 15 years for the Aggravated Assault.

“Citizens all over Texas are safer with Mr. Dodson behind bars,” said Kenda Culpepper, Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney.

Suzanne Fichtel, lead prosecutor on the case, said the victims in the case “were pleased with the verdict and are ready to put the incident behind them”.

More details will be forthcoming soon about this case.

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1 Response for “Man convicted of sixth DWI, sentenced to 25 years”

  1. Why his punishment is so less…. he should be suffered from many year…. his license shall not be issued… it should be taken it forever

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