LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A repeat DUI offender will serve up to a decade in state prison for getting caught drinking drunk twice in one week.
Angel Ramirez-Castellano, of New Holland, was ordered to serve 3 to 10 years in state prison after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges for the offenses.
On May 9 and May 16 of 2015, Ramirez was pulled over for driving erratically. Testing revealed his blood alcohol level was over the state legal limit.
During the May 9 incident, Ramirez stopped at an intersection for a long period of time, despite traffic being clear. Police found a can of Budweiser in his vehicle. Testing revealed a blood alcohol level of .26 percent. The state legal limit is .08.
Ramirez was pulled over in the May 16 incident for swerving. Police found a bottle of whiskey in his vehicle. Testing revealed his blood alcohol level was .246 percent.
In court, Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick asked for consecutive sentences on each DUI case.
Ramirez has had five DUI convictions since 2003 and has served two separate prison terms for prior convictions.