Would An Alcohol Class Have Stopped Serial DUI Offender?

by: Mike Miller

How many times can a person receive a driving under the influence (DUI) violation before his license is permanently revoked? It has been estimated that for every time a person is arrested for a DUI-related incident he has driven in a drunken state more than 300 times!

Last year I read about an Ohio woman who had just received her seventh DUI. That still is the record, but this guy is coming on strong.

Forty-six-year-old Rogelio Nava was sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for driving under the influence of alcohol for the sixth time. This according to My Suburban Life.

When told he could not postpone his August 30th trial, Nava fled the courtroom, but the trial continued while police hunted him down and a jury found him guilty of aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class X felony.

Nava was on the lam for 30 days before turned himself in to authorities and has been in custody since then while he awaited sentencing.

His final infraction occurred after Glendale Heights police officer saw Nava almost ran a red light, his vehicles rear tires at least five feet into the intersection. The police officer stopped Nava for disobeying the traffic signal.

The officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol as he spoke with Nava. After completing field sobriety tests, Nava was taken into custody and charged. Nava’s blood alcohol concentration was later determined to be 0.127.

I would say after six DUIs, when he gets out of jail, he should ride the bus or take a cab for the rest of his life. What do you think?