Two Rivers man convicted of 8th OWI, sentenced to 3 years
MANITOWOC (WKOW) – A Two Rivers man has been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of his eight-offense driving while intoxicated.
David F. Lawler pleaded no contest this week to the drunken-driving charge.
Mishicot Police said the 56-year-old was stopped in August for driving with a revoked license. According to a police report, an officer smelled alcohol on Lawler's breath and observed that Lawler's eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred.
A criminal complaint stated that Lawler told officers he'd drunk at least a 12-pack of beer. Prosecutors said his blood-alcohol level was 0.264 percent, which is more than three times the legal limit.
A message left with Lawler's public defender on Saturday was not immediately returned.
According to the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Lawler's most recent previous convictions were in 2008, 2006 and 2004.
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