Memphis Man Arrested For DUI 20 Times


(Memphis) A Memphis man with 20 DUI Arrests and 10 prior DUI convictions pleaded guilty Friday to his 11th DUI offense.

John Betts, 52, received his latest DUI while riding an all-terrain vehicle February 25 in the area of Warford and James where officers said he was doing donuts in a vacant lot

Because none of his previous 10 DUIs happened within the last 10 years, Betts was treated as a first time offender.

Betts was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days and fined $1,000 on the DUI.

Betts, whose blood-alcohol was .11, also was convicted of driving as a habitual motor vehicle offender for the 12th time since 1989.

On that charge, he was sentenced as a career offender to six years in prison and fined $1,500.

He must serve at least 60 percent of that sentence before he can be considered for parole.


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