2011-06-30 / Local & State

Pa. Man Sentenced After 14th, 15th DUI Convictions

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania judge has sentenced a Pittsburgh man to at least seven years behind bars for what prosecutors say are his 14th and 15th drunken driving convictions.

Fifty-six-year-old Richard Caporal won’t be eligible for a driver’s license until the year 2043.

Earlier this month, a jury convicted Caporal of drunken driving stemming from a January 2009 crash in which his vehicle ended up in a woman’s front yard.

On Thursday, Caporal pleaded guilty to a 2008 drunken driving charge. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge David Cashman then sentenced Caporal to seven to 15 years in prison.

While prosecutors say the cases mark Caporal’s 14th and 15th DUIs, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the judge disagreed. Cashman says Caporal has 14 DUIs but 15 arrests.

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