Police: Man Drunk At DUI Sentencing
Jason Botos Needed Help Getting Out Of Car
POSTED: 9:08 pm CST March 11, 2010
UPDATED: 11:26 am CST March 12, 2010
PAPILLION, Neb. --
Authorities said a drunken driver showed up for his sentencing hearing drunk again.
Jason Botos, 30, was driven to court by his father and investigators said he was so drunk that he had to be helped inside and wasn't able to make his court appearance.
"He was unable to get himself out of the vehicle, he was so intoxicated," said deputy Sarpy County attorney Ben Perlman.
Investigators said Botos' father asked deputies to help carry his son inside the courthouse.
Botos was scheduled to be sentenced for a drunken driving offense in September 2009. He was driving near Highway 75 and Cornhusker Road when his car jumped a curb and smashed into five other vehicles, critically injuring three people.
Botos will be sentenced on Tuesday. Between the new charge of failure to appear and the drunken driving conviction, he could get 18 months in jail.
Unless the judge is restricted by sentencing guidelines he should give him 20 years and if he is restricted the laws need to be changed. JMO
At least 18 months is enough to dry him out.
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Wow, he has a pretty serious drinking problem. I can only imagine what his father went through to get him to court!
he should have an extra charge of contempt of court. thats ridiculous
part of me is wondering if he and dad planned this (getting him plastered on purpose) to get the judge to sentence him to rehab rather then prison