CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - A man convicted of his seventh, eighth and ninth driving under the influence offenses was sentenced Wednesday in Franklin County Court to serve time in state prison for those and other offenses.
John W. Swartz, 48, of 38 Mount Rock Road, Shippensburg, Pa., was sentenced to 23 months to 13 years in prison by Judge John R. Walker. In addition to the three drunken driving charges, Swartz pleaded guilty Feb. 23 to causing or risking a catastrophe and fleeing or attempting to elude police.
"This is one of the most egregious DUI cases I've ever seen," Walker said.
Swartz was arrested three times between Sept. 13, 2003, and Feb. 19, 2004, according to court records.
Shippensburg police arrested him in the first instance after his pickup truck struck a fence and he was found asleep behind the wheel, records state.