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Caldwell man sentenced to 30 years in prison for sixth DUI

Posted: 10:31 AM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 16:37:15Z

A southwestern Idaho man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Tuesday following his sixth DUI conviction. 

Thirty-eight-year-old Roy D. Rico received his sentence in the Third District Court in Canyon County. He was arrested in November after having a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit, according to police. He was currently on probation for a previous DUI conviction from 2015 at the time of his arrest. 

Police say he also had felony DUI convictions in 2004 and 2011, as well as misdemeanor DUI convictions in 2001 and 2002. 

Prosecutors sought a life sentence, contending that was the only way to protect the community. He must serve six years before becoming eligible for parole.