- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota man will spend six months in jail for his eighth DWI conviction.

Circuit Court Judge Joni Cutler on Tuesday sentenced 42-year-old David Wells to 180 days in jail with work release and suspended a five-year prison term. Wells was ordered to spend five years on probation and his driver’s license was revoked for three years.

The Yankton man pleaded guilty in March to driving under the influence sixth or subsequent offense.

Wells was arrested on Oct. 4 after he was pulled over for running a red light in Sioux Falls. He registered a blood alcohol level of 0.174. The legal limit is 0.08.

Authorities say Wells has prior DUI convictions from March 1989, July 1993, September and October 1996, March 2000, December 2001 and May 2012.


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