Denver judge gives man four years in prison after 13th DUI

His latest charge came in Denver.

Denver's Lindsey Flanigan Courthouse.

Denver's Lindsey Flanigan Courthouse.

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A man who recently pled guilty to his 13th charge of driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced on Wednesday to four years in prison by a Denver judge.

Prosecutors said Maynard Rome, 60, made Colorado unsafe, according to a release from the Denver District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said it was “a miracle” Rome had not killed someone or injured himself after racking up a baker’s dozen of charges over a 33-year span.

The DUIs happened in Denver, Adams County, Arapahoe County and Jefferson County, as well as in Lawrence County in South Dakota.

Denver District Attorney Beth McCann called the sentence “fitting.”

“December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and this case deserves to be in the spotlight as a reminder to not drink and drive,” McCann said in the release.

Denver District Court Judge Michael Vallejos sided with Denver’s DA prosecutors in handing down the sentence. Rome received his first DUI in 1986. His most recent DUI arrest came on June 14, after authorities said he was involved in a crash at I-70 and North Havana Street in Denver. He pled guilty to driving under the influence on Oct. 3.

Rome was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections with 36-days credit for time served and three-years parole.

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