Man pleads guilty to 4th offense DWI after multiple prior arrests on same charge

Man pleads guilty to 4th offense DWI after multiple prior arrests on same charge

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - A man who has been charged with DWI more than 10 times pleaded guilty to his 12th offense Monday.

Jeffery Blough pleaded guilty to a 4th offense DWI charge in Livingston Parish's district court. This charge comes from Blough's three prior convictions dating back to 1998.

Blough originally pleaded not guilty to the charge in May before entering a plea deal which would have him serving 10 years of hard labor with the Department of Corrections, according to the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office. His sentencing is set for February 16, 2017.

Blough was arrested on his 4th offense DWI charge in March but was able to bond out of prison after Denham Springs Police mistakenly arrested him on a first offense DWI although he had 11 prior DWI arrests. Two hours after his release from the Denham Springs jail, Blough allegedly caused a second crash, injuring two people and racking up his 13th DWI.

The Denham Springs Police Department cited human error as the reason why Blough was able to slip through the cracks.

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