Nine-time DUI offender sentenced to 20 years in prisonPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - A serial drunk driver is facing two consecutive 10-year terms in prison after his two recent arrests.
Jack Mizer, 54, pleaded guilty to two cases involving four felony counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.
These two arrests were Mizer's eight and ninth DUI convictions over the last 20 years.
Prosecutors called Mizer one of the greatest threats to public safety in Maricopa County and noted his insistence to continue to drink and drive.
"This repeat offender is a menace to our community and will spend most if not all of the rest of his life in prison where he belongs," said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. "We will prosecute just as aggressively anyone who disregards the safety of our citizens by making the wrong decision to drink and drive."
Mizer's latest DUI arrest happened while he was under a court order to not drink and drive after an arrest on February 6, 2010.
On February 6, police observed him driving his truck in a bike lane and drifting into two other traffic lanes. His blood alcohol level registered at .293.
He was released after posting a $25,000 bond, only to be arrested 17 days later with a blood alcohol level of .278.
Mizer has five other felony DUI convictions since 1992. In one incident he was found holding an alcoholic drink in one hand and an infant standing on his lap steering the vehicle in the other.
Since the 1980s Mizer's license had been revoked multiple times.
Mizer will not be eligible for parole until 2028 and will remain under community supervision when released.