Denver man gets 4-year prison sentence after 13th DUI

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DENVER -- A man was sentenced to four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his 13th DUI, the Denver District Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

Maynard Rome, 60, received his first DUI in 1986. He received his latest DUI on June 14, 2019 following a crash. He received most of the DUIs in the Denver metro area.

The DA's office argued that the community was not safe from Rome and that it was a "miracle" that he had not killed someone or himself while racking up so many DUIs.

Rome received DUIs in the following counties:

  • Denver County
  • Adams County
  • Arapahoe County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lawrence County, South Dakota

McCann reminds the public that December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

"One of the things that people don't realize is that before a first DUI arrest, the average drunk driver has driven approximately 80 times drunk," said Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado Executive Director Fran Lanzer. "It's not just 13 poor decisions. There's probably many, many, many more times that someone has been driving drunk or impaired."

For victims in need of any help that have been impacted by drunk driving, MADD Victim Services Support line is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at: 877-MADD-HELP.

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