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Houston man gets life in prison for 9th DWI conviction

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Donald Middleton (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office) Donald Middleton (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)
HOUSTON -

A Houston man convicted of drunken driving nine times since 1980 has been sentenced to life in prison.
    
The Montgomery County judge who sentenced Donald Middleton on Tuesday said the 56-year-old man is a habitual offender.
    
Middleton pleaded guilty last week to driving drunk in a May 2015 traffic accident.
    
Investigators say Middleton was arrested after he fled on foot after the wreck, ran to a store and begged the clerks not to turn him in.
    
Prosecutors say Middleton has already served four prison terms for alcohol-related convictions.

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