ETX man convicted of 5th DWI, admits to being high on multiple drugs
An Athens man will spend time behind bars after he was convicted of his 5th DWI after he was arrested for drunken driving on a 4-wheeler in 2012. Willie Earl Davis, 51, was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week.
According to the Henderson County District Attorney's Office, a sergeant noticed a 4-wheeler driving on public roads, which is not a legal. The officer stopped Davis and was issuing him a warning when he noticed alcohol on his breath. He admitted to drinking and was asked to perform a sobriety test.
After angrily refusing to submit a test, Davis was taken into custody on driving while intoxicated. He later told authorities his blood would show traces of embalming fluid, marijuana, alcohol and cocaine. A crack pipe was also found underneath the seat of the ATV.
District Attorney Scott McKee indicated that it is unusual for someone to be arrested for operating a four-wheeler while intoxicated. However, McKee noted that by operating the four-wheeler on a public road while intoxicated, Davis put not only himself in danger but others as well. McKee also credited the work of police for the arrest and subsequent conviction.