Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cookeville Man Convicted Of 4th Offense DUI

A June 7th sentencing date has been set for a Cookeville man, convicted of DUI for the fourth time. Court officials say 39-year-old David Schrichte was found guilty after a one-day trial in Criminal Court. He had testified on his own behalf, claiming that while he had been drinking on the day of an accident last year, he was not drunk. The jury decided otherwise, but officials say they were not told Schrichte's previous DUI convictions and considered only the evidence at hand. It was after his conviction that prosecutors presented evidence of his prior driving history and Judge David Patterson determined that he was guilty of 4th offense DUI. He could go to jail for up to two years and have his driving privileges revoked for up to five years.