Boise man gets life in prison for 14th DUI

Boise man gets life in prison for 14th DUI

Boise man gets life in prison for 14th DUI

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by KTVB.COM

NWCN.com

Posted on October 17, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 1:08 AM

BOISE -- Throughout the past 30 years, 55-year-old Terry Ash from Boise has spent more than a decade in jail for driving drunk.

Ash was convicted of his 14th DUI back in June. He was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Ada County prosecuting attorney Shelly Armstrong says Ash's first DUI came 36 years ago in 1976. By 1993, he had eight DUIs. Each one of those DUIs were misdemeanors.

Ash’s 14th DUI happened on Sept. 4, 2011. That's when police arrested him for crashing his car near Kuna. Four hours after the crash, officers recorded his blood alcohol content at 0.13.

On Tuesday, Ada County Judge Patrick Owen told Ash he was a "menace to society" and said the public had to be protected.

Owen sentenced Ash to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. His driver's license was also suspended.

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