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BRANSON MAN RECEIVES NINE (9) YEARS FOR DRUNK DRIVING

May 3, 2017

BOBBIE L. WHITE (d/o/b 1-7-1952) of Branson entered guilty pleas today to the class B felony of driving while intoxicated as a chronic offender and the class D felony driving while suspended before Associate Circuit Court Judge Eric Eighmy. Pursuant to a plea with the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office, WHITE was sentenced to nine (9) years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for driving while intoxicated and four (4) years for driving while suspended. WHITE had five (5) prior intoxication-related traffic offenses and must serve two (2) years before being eligible for parole.

WHITE was stopped for operating a motor vehicle without working headlights on August 30, 2016 in Branson. The officer believed from his contact with WHITE that he had been consuming alcohol and was driving while under the influence. WHITE submitted to a sample of his breath and a breathalyzer indicated his blood alcohol content was .149%, above the legal limit of .08%. While pending trial for that case, WHITE was again stopped for a traffic violation on November 21, 2016 by the Taney County Sheriff’s Office and was cited for driving with a suspended license.

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