Nacogdoches judge sentences man to 25 years for DWI

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches district judge sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for his fifth driving while intoxicated conviction on Wednesday.

According to a press released issued by the Nacogdoches County District Attorney's office, a jury found Bobby Earl Williams guilty of a felony charge of DWI on Tuesday.

"I felt it was important to push for a significant sentence for Mr. Williams," Assistant District Attorney James Krug said. "This was his fifth DWI, he'd already been to prison not only for DWI, but two other serious felonies.  At some point, it just has to stop."

"When you've got a DWI case, every single person on the road anywhere near these people are driving is a potential victim, so you have to put your mind in that frame to realize how serious DWIs are," said Nicole Lostracco, Nacogdoches County District Attorney.

Lostracco said despite Williams' refusal to do a breathalyzer or blood sample, the evidence was strong enough.

Judge Edwin Klein sentenced Williams to 25 years after hearing arguments from Krug and Williams' attorney William Agnew.