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September 22nd, 2009
Jury gives man 27 years for fifth DWI conviction


A Hays County jury sentenced an Austin man to 27 years in prison after finding him guilty last week of driving while intoxicated, his fifth such conviction.

Danny Lee Yeakley, 50, was pulled over for changing lanes without signaling in the 100 block of Interstate 35 in June 2008 by San Marcos police officer Jason Scott. Yeakley admitted to drinking two beers while driving between Austin and San Antonio but refused field sobriety or intoxilyzer tests. He was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Sydney Norris and Ben Moore.

Yeakley served a 30 month sentence for a 2003 driving while intoxicated conviction. A Class B Misdemeanor on a first offense, driving while intoxicated under Texas law is upgradeable to a third-degree felony with two previous convictions.

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