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Man gets prison for 8th drunken-driving conviction

Published On: Nov 17 2012 12:49:52 PM CST

MANITOWOC, Wis. -

A Two Rivers, Wis., man who was convicted of eighth-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated has been sentenced to three years in prison.

David Lawler pleaded no contest this week to the drunken-driving charge.

Mishicot police say the 56-year-old was stopped in August for driving with a revoked license. A police report said an officer smelled alcohol on Lawler's breath and observed that Lawler's eyes were bloodshot and his speech slurred.

A criminal complaint said he told officers he'd drunk at least a 12-pack of beer.

Prosecutors said his blood-alcohol level was 0.264 percent, or more than three times the legal limit for driving in the state.

A message left with his public defender Saturday wasn't immediately returned.

The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter said that Lawler's most recent previous convictions were in 2008, 2006 and 2004. 

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