A Weatherford, Texas, jury handed a sentence of life in prison to a man after he was convicted of his ninth DWI charge.
Christopher Faran Stanford, 50, pleaded guilty to felony DWI and chose to allow a jury of his Parker County peers to decide his punishment.
Stanford had eight DWIs prior to his guilty plea this week, four of which carried prison sentences in Tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall and Johnson counties, according to the Parker County District Attorney’s Office.
“His record showed that he was going to continue endangering communities throughout the Metroplex unless he was locked up,” Parker County DA Jeff Swain said in a release.
Stanford’s latest charge comes from a motor vehicle crash on Aug. 15, 2022, near Weatherford at the intersection of FM 51 and SH 171.