Story And Video: Man With 9th DUI Gets Life In Prison


According the the New York Times, a Houston, Texas man was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of his 9th DUI offense (driving while intoxicated)

Read the complete story here:  New York Times Article

They report:  "Such a harsh sentence is uncommon for drunken-driving convictions, which often lead to temporary license suspensions and prison stays that allow repeat offenders to return to the road."

According to the article, Donald Middleton, 56, "had eight prior convictions for driving while intoxicated and still had a valid driver’s license.


But the judge in his 9th case, Kathleen Hamilton of the 359th District Court in Texas, had "had enough" and "sentenced him to life in prison. He won’t be eligible for parole for 30 years."

Donald Middleton - Photo: Montgomery County Police Reporter
Donald Middleton - Photo: Montgomery County Police Reporter
The article goes on to say:  "He was arrested in May 2015 after he turned into the wrong lane and collided head-on with a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old who was on the way home from work at a grocery store. Mr. Middleton ran into a nearby convenience store and repeatedly asked a clerk to hide him, prosecutors said.

He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.184, more than twice the legal limit, 0.08, according to Justin Fowles, a Montgomery County assistant district attorney. Mr. Middleton pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated last May and has been in jail since.

The teenager, Joshua Hayden, was not injured, but his father, Rowdy Hayden, said in a telephone interview that he appreciated the judge’s harsh sentence."

I've attached an Associate Press video about the story below.

So what do you think?

Was the sentence justified?  Was it fair?  Was it long overdue?

Video: Argentinean Street Guitarist Dazzles On Dire Straits - Sultans Of Swing

Video below



Question:  How many guitarists does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer:  100

1 to do it and 99 to say “I could have done that...but WAY better”.  *

: )


I came across amazing video of a Argentinean Street Guitarist, Damian Salazar, absolutely blazing through a rendition of Dire Straits, "Sultans Of Swing". 

A screen capture from the video of Damien Salazar performing
A screen capture from the video of Damien Salazar performing

All combined, his videos, have multi-millions of views...and his talent is unmistakable. 

*  Ummmm...unless you're a guitarist, apparently.  The comments on this video are pretty evenly divided between people stunned in amazement at his talent...and guitarists (seemingly green with envy) disparaging Damien's playing for one reason or another.

: )

It's pretty hilarious to say the least.

Anywho...I hope you'll give the video a view and a listen.


Thanks for stopping by!

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This really made me laugh!!

It's a HILARIOUS (but very "dark") Commercial for Haynes Baked Beans called:

"It's Not For Astronauts"


The video's YouTube description simply says: 

"A lunar expedition gone horribly wrong."

(Warning: This video depicts Simulated violence)