The Nebraska Supreme Court has ordered a 10-year prison term for a repeat drunken driver, saying the sentence he received in Lancaster County district court was too lenient.
The high court said in a ruling Thursday that William Parminter should serve 5-year sentences back-to-back for his two felony driving-under-the-influence convictions.
Parminter was charged with fourth-offense DUI during a traffic stop in May 2010.
He was arrested again for DUI in January 2011, as he drove away from a court appearance on the previous charge.
Parminter was given 12 to 18 months for fourth-offense DUI, and 12 to 24 months for aggravated DUI, to be served concurrently.
Lancaster County Attorney Joe Kelly says Parminter will now serve at least 5 years, minus credit for time served, before he qualifies for parole.