Drunk driver = 6 years 9 months

Some people just don't seem to learn

Six years and nine months is the sentence given to a Colchester County, Nova Scotia man. He was described by the court as the “worst of the worst” drunk drivers in Nova Scotia. Thank goodness he is off the road!

The offender is Terry Naugle, 52 years-old who was sentenced in Dartmouth provincial court by Judge Frank Hoskins.

Naugle had pled guilty last October to driving while prohibited, leaving the scene of an accident and impaired driving. His record showed 68 criminal convictions of which 22 were for impaired driving, failing the breathalyzer or refusing to provide a sample of his breath. He was convicted of driving while disqualified 14 times. He has been in federal prison five times. The only time he was not drinking and driving were while he was incarcerated.

Naugle's latest offense occurred on March 28, 2009 when he sideswiped another vehicle that was stopped on an exit ramp near Enfield. The vehicle was stopped because it had run out of gas. The driver had left the vehicle. Fortunately the woman and child who were still in the vehicle kept their seatbelts on. Naugle crashed into the driver's side of the SUV and then took off. When he was followed he then ran away on foot after abandoning his vehicle.

As John Prine would say, "some humans just ain't human".