Colorado man gets prison after 13th DUI, sentenced to 4 years

Maynard Rome. Photo courtesy District Attorney's Office.

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to his 13th DUI.

Denver prosecutors say Maynard Rome compiled the DUIs in four Colorado counties and in South Dakota's Lawrence County since 1986. His latest case involves a traffic accident in Denver in June. District Attorney Beth McCann’s office says it’s a miracle that Rome didn’t kill anyone over that time.

Rome pleaded guilty to the latest count in October and was sentenced last week by a Denver District Court judge. McCann reminds the public that December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.