Twin Falls Man Convicted of DUI in 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2013


Prosecutors say nothing seems to have stopped a Twin Falls man from drinking and driving. And now, after his seventh DUI conviction, faces as many as 20 years behind bars.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that 52-year-old Mark Cornelison was sentenced Nov. 26 to 10 to 20 years in prison. Deputy Prosecutor Jethelyn Harrington said treatment, peer pressure, family intervention or any any court has stopped Cornelison from endangering the public

His latest incident, which took place March 23, occurred on U.S. 93, just north of Rogerson. That's where police clocked his vehicle at 83 mph before he collided with a power pole and hitting a metal fence before finally coming to a stop. His blood-alcohol level was 0.208.

Cornelison has been convicted of DUI in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2007 before this year's arrest.