- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Gulfport man with seven drunken-driving arrests since 1999 has been sentenced to prison.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1Pe7fLz ) a jury on Thursday found 40-year-old Jonathan Richardson guilty of felony DUI stemming from an October 2012 arrest.

Harrison County Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson sentenced Richardson to the maximum penalty of five years in prison

District Attorney Joel Smith says a witness called 911 after seeing a pickup truck weaving in traffic. The witness saw the truck park in an alley.

A police officer testified Richardson was passed out in the driver’s seat with headlights on, keys in the ignition, an open can of beer in the center console and an opened 12-pack in the passenger seat.

Dodson ordered Richardson to attend an alcohol and drug treatment program in prison.


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