Man sentenced for 17th drunken driving conviction

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) – A 59-year-old eastern Kansas man has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty in his 17th drunken driving case.

The Kansas City Star reports Stephen Gast pleaded guilty after his June 10 arrest, when law enforcement officers were notified of a drunken driver. Prosecutors say officers found Gast in his vehicle and swerving on the road.

Most of Gast’s 17 driving under the influence convictions since 1980 have been in Leavenworth County, where he...

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