Vermont: Judge gives 9 time DUI winner 5 to life in prison; man says its all the fault of alcohol…maybe the Devil made him do it…

From Brattleboro Reformer:
BRATTLEBORO — A Brattleboro man was convicted of his ninth drunken driving offense Thursday in the Windham Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court and was sentenced to five years to life in prison.   Edwin H. Martin, 47, pleaded guilty to DUI in November as a habitual offender because of his prior felony convictions, which meant he would be eligible for up to life in prison.    At his sentencing hearing, Martin said he relocated to town after completing the RISE Program, a transitional residential program for self-motivated adults in early recovery from drug/alcohol addiction located on Main Street in Brattleboro.    ….MORE

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