Prison Term Doesn’t Stop Repeat N.C. Drunk Driver


Kenneth Wayne Maready has been convicted of driving drunk at least six times, and his license has been permanently revoked for more than 10 years, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. Nothing the courts have done has ended his troubles on the road. Officials say that a visibly drunk Maready, 41, caused a fatal crash Saturday after he drove away from a sheriff’s deputy, killing a 61-year-old woman.

The crash occurred less than one month after he finished serving a prison term for driving while impaired. The only way to ensure that repeat DWI offenders don’t drive is to keep them in prison, said North Carolina state Sen. Tony Rand, co-chairman of a DWI task force. The law mandates that for each DWI conviction, the driver’s license will be revoked for a year.


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