Idaho man gets 30 years following 6th DUI conviction

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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his sixth DUI conviction.

Thirty-eight-year-old Roy D. Rico of Caldwell received the sentence Tuesday in 3rd District Court in Canyon County. He must serve six years before becoming eligible for parole.

Prosecutors sought a life sentence, contending that was the only way to protect the community.

Rico was arrested in November, and a blood draw found a blood-alcohol content of 0.255, more than three times the legal limit.

At the time of his arrest, he was on probation for a 2015 DUI conviction. He also had felony DUI convictions in 2004 and 2011, as well as misdemeanor DUI convictions in 2001 and 2002.

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