NM man convicted of 6th DWI

NM man convicted of 6th DWI

CLOVIS, N.M. (KFDA) - A man from Gray, New Mexico could face up to 30 months in prison after being convicted of his sixth DWI by a Clovis court.

According to Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb, 60-year-old William Whitehead was found guilty after a one-day trial on charges of aggravated DWI.

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According to witnesses, Whitehead had driven up to a barn with a beer in his hand in October of 2017.

Sheriff's deputies later reported finding Whitehead lying on the floor of his home, heavily intoxicated.

The case was being re-tried after ending in a hung jury in December of 2017.

The jury deliberated the case for less than 15 minutes.

According to New Mexico law, a sixth DWI offense carries a penalty of a lifetime license revocation, subject to five-year court review, up to 30 months in prison, 18 months mandatory imprisonment, up to $5000 fine, lifetime ignition locking and other penalties.

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