National statistics say that over one-third of people who are arrested or convicted of driving under the influence are repeat offenders.
On July 24, 57-year-old Thomas Lewis was arrested by West Virginia State Police for DUI. This isn’t his first offense, though. He has 11 prior DUI convictions.
According to Donna Hawkins, the West Virginia Mothers Against Drunk Driving director, there is more that needs to be done.
Hawkins says that there is a clear message out there, but there are still repeat offenders, a problem which requires enhanced safety and programs for treatment to solve.
Statistics on the MADD website say that every 39 minutes there is someone in the U.S. killed by a drunk driver.