The Nebraska Supreme Court has ordered a 10-year prison term for a repeat drunken driver.
The high court said in a ruling Thursday that the sentence William Parminter received in Lancaster County district court was too lenient.
The court ruled that Parminter should serve 5 year sentences back-to-back for his two felony DUI convictions. Parminter was charged with fourth-offense DUI during a traffic stop in May 2010. He was arrested again for DUI in January 2011, as he drove away from a court appearance on the previous charge.
Parminter was given 12 to 18 months for fourth-offense DUI and 12 to 24 months for aggravated DUI, to be served concurrently. Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly says Parminter will now serve at least 5 years, minus credit for time served, before he qualifies for parole.
Nebraska Supreme Court