A Parker County jury sentenced Steven Knight to life in prison — and more — after convicting him of driving drunk for the sixth time.
Knight, 45, of Poolville, was already on parole on a 25 year drunken-driving conviction in Tarrant County for being a repeat drunken driver in 1999.
A restaurant owner in Springtown alerted police that Knight appeared to be intoxicated when he left her restaurant about noon on Mother’s Day.
Police stopped him just a few minutes later and obtained a blood test, which determined that his blood-alcohol level was 0.32 — four times the legal limit of 0.08.
Get this: Knight came into the restaurant for lunch, didn’t drink anything intoxicating, then stumbled out to his vehicle.
He also had several misdemeanor arrests and an aggravated assault conviction in 1994 in Tarrant County, in addition to a drunken-driving conviction in Johnson County and two hot-check convictions in Parker County.
Knight will be required to serve his 25-year sentence, then at least 15 years of the life sentence before becoming eligible for parole again.
Let’s hope he never gets out.