Homer man convicted of felony DWI
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Caddo Parish jury convicted a Claiborne Parish man of third-offense felony driving while intoxicated.
The 6 person jury delivered the verdict Wednesday at 4:15 p.m for 42-year-old Randel Ivan English of Homer.
According to the Caddo District Attorney's office, English faces a sentence of at least one year and up to 5 years in prison. English also faces a fine of $2,000.
The conviction comes almost 2 years after English was stopped in Broadmoor by police in his 1998 Ford Ranger on October 18, 2013. A concerned taxi driver reportedly alerted police after driving English from a downtown nightspot to his car outside another club.
The district attorney's office says at least one year of English's sentence must be without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. If the judge suspense any part of the remaining sentence, English faces supervised probation and parole for the period dismissed.
English has a prior conviction for DWI in 1999 and two prior convictions for DWI in 2007, as well as a 1999 conviction for flight from an officer.
His next court date will be July 6 for post-trial motions and findings of a court-ordered pre-sentencing investigation.
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