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Some questioning sentence of chronic drunk driver

Some questioning sentence of chronic drunk driver



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(KSL News) A chronic drunk driving offender is off to jail, but some are wondering if his latest sentence was harsh enough.

Paul Sefilian has been convicted of 11 DUI's in the past 15 years. In court earlier this week, prosecutors asked the judge for prison time, but the judge sentenced Sefilian to one year in jail.

Mary Phillips is the public policy director with Freeway Watch, a Utah group that advocates the use of drug courts. She wants to see more drug courts in Utah so DUI offenders like Sefilian get the help they need. "Years ago, courts were made to have equal justice. Now they need to be social change agents," she said.

Calls to Sefilian's attorney were not returned.

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