A Shreveport man convicted earlier this year for a fourth DWI arrest will spend almost a quarter-century in prison.
On Thursday 33-year-old Dennis Ray Davis Jr. was sentenced to 23 years at hard labor, the first two years to be served without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He was also assessed a fine of $5,000.
Davis, who was convicted in June 2017 for fourth-offense DWI, was also sentenced for six contempt of court charges he received during the duration of his jury trial.
Davis was sentenced to six months in parish jail for one count of contempt of court and 10 days in parish jail for each of the remaining five counts of contempt of court, totalling 50 days, to be served consecutively with the hard-labor prison sentence.
Davis’s fourth DWI arrest occurred back on May 15, 2016. He had previous DWI convictions in April 2014 for offenses committed in Nov. 2012, Dec. 2012 and March 2014.
Davis also had prior convictions for various traffic violations: four prior convictions for misdemeanor DWI, three convictions for misdemeanor simple battery, one conviction for careless and reckless operation of a vehicle and a felony conviction for possession of cocaine.