Boise Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 14th DUI


Terry Lee Ash, 55, was convicted of his 14th DUI on June 12.

A Boise man was sentenced to life for his 14th driving under the influence and eighth felony conviction.

In June, Citydesk first told you about 55-year-old Terry Lee Ash, convicted of eight felonies, six DUIs and one each for grand theft and issuing checks without funds. His convictions have spanned 32 years, from 1980 until 2012.

Ash was arrested in September 2011, following a single-vehicle crash. Law enforcement registered Ash's blood alcohol content at .13 at the time.

On Oct. 16, Ash was sentenced by Ada County Judge Patrick Owen, who told Ash he was a "menace to society" and the public had to be protected. In spite of the life sentence, Ash will be eligible for parole in 15 years.

Owen also suspended Ash's driver's license. The suspension will only begin if and when Ash is released on parole.