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March 8, 2013
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Drunk driver sent to prison for 10 years

A 49-year-old man with multiple drunk driving convictions was sentenced Monday to 10 years in Nevada state prison for his most recent offense.

District Judge Michael Gibbons ordered Richard James Sargent to serve 26 months before he is eligible for parole.

"You're fortunate it is not worse than that," Gibbons said. "You probably have several more that are not reflected in the report. I am going to ask Parole and Probation for an amended report. You don't appear to understand how much you endangered people."

Gibbons pointed out that in Sargent's last arrest, Sept. 11, 2012, witnesses called 911 about …

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