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.