A Dallas man was sentenced to 40 years in prison today in Kerrville after pleading guilty earlier this year to felony DWI.
District Judge Albert D. Pattillo III sentenced Josh Randall Riley during the Oct. 22 hearing in which Assistant District Attorney John Hoover argued on behalf of the state and Riley represented himself, according to 216th District Attorney Lucy Wilke.
Riley's charge was enhanced to a felony due to at least two prior misdemeanor DWI convictions. In Texas, a third DWI conviction is a felony. This enhanced charge usually is punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison, but in this case, the 216th District Attorney's Office tacked on a habitual offender enhancement due to Riley's previous felony convictions, which included assault on a public servant, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and retaliation.
Riley has been in the Kerr County jail since his arrest in August 2019, according to county records. He'd been jailed on a warrant issued after a grand jury accused him of committing the DWI on Oct. 28, 2018.