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September 22nd, 2009
Hays County jury convicts man for fifth DWI

Danny Lee Yeakley.

STAFF REPORT

A Hays County jury has convicted an Austin man for his fifth conviction of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

Danny Lee Yeakley, 50, was sentenced to 27 years in prison.

The offense occurred on June 6, 2008, when San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) officer James Scott stopped Yeakley after observing that the driver changed lanes without a signal in the 100 block of North Interstate-35 in San Marcos.

Scott testified that Yeakley smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated. Yeakley refused to perform any field sobriety tests or submit to an intoxilyzer test.

Yeakley, who served a 30-month sentence for a previous DWI conviction in 2003, admitted to having consumed two beers while driving between Austin and San Marcos. Scott’s search of Yeakley’s vehicle located an open can of beer on the floorboard.

The case was prosecuted by Hays County Assistant District Attorneys Sydney Norris and Ben Moore.

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