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Multiple DWI offender sentenced to seven years

by Emily Waldrep

Tyler County Assistant District Attorney Dan Hunt was prepared for trial Monday, but Charles Hadnot was not. Hadnot was facing a jury trial on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated 3rd Offense or More and but, instead, pled guilty and received seven years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division.

According to Hunt, Hadnot was pulled over by Woodville Police Officer Lawrance Hicks on November 11, 2012, after a private citizen called 9-1-1 concerning a driver weaving all over the road. Hadnot was arrested and a blood sample taken at Tyler County Hospital. His blood alcohol content was 0.178, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08.

In January, Hunt made Hadnot an offer of five years in prison, and he refused. Hadnot was facing up to 20 years if convicted.