South Texan with 8 DWI convictions get 70 years

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Associated Press

Posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:32 AM

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man with eight driving while intoxicated convictions has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for his latest DWI case.

Jurors in Corpus Christi sentenced 58-year-old Richard Vollick over a December traffic accident. Investigators say Vollick crashed his vehicle while exiting the Harbor Ferry.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/RbbYGF ) reports another driver and a ferry worker saw Vollick's vehicle hit some metal sign posts that punctured the gasoline tank. Both tried to assist and found Vollick smoking a cigarette in a puddle of gasoline.

Vollick, who was also fined $10,000 on Wednesday, has DWI convictions in Nueces, Aransas (uh-RAN'-zuhs) and San Patricio counties.

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Information from: Corpus Christi Caller-Times, http://www.caller.com

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