It took a Caddo Parish jury just over two hours to convict a Claiborne
Parish man Wednesday of third-offense felony driving while intoxicated.
The six-person jury, four men and two women, returned the verdict on
Randel Ivan English, 42 and from Homer, at 4:15 p.m. in the courtroom of
Caddo District Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan.
English faces a sentence of at least one year and up to five years in
prison and a fine of $2,000. At least one year of the sentence must be
without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. If the
judge suspends any part of the remaining sentence, English faces
supervised probation and parole for the period dismissed.
On Oct. 18, 2013, English was stopped by police in his 1998 Ford Ranger
in Broadmoor after a concerned taxi driver, who had driven him from a
downtown nightspot to his car outside another club, alerted officials.
English has a prior conviction for DWI in 1999 and two prior
convictions for DWI in 2007, as well as a 1999 conviction for flight
from an officer.
English’s next court date will be July 6, for post-trial motions and
findings of a court-ordered pre-sentencing investigation.
Prosecutors were Caddo Parish assistant district attorneys Senae D.
Hall and Mekisha Smith Creal. English was defended by Stephen Glassell.