A Shreveport man faces up to 30 years in prison following his conviction in Caddo District Court Thursday, June 15, 2017, for fourth-offense DWI.
Dennis Ray Davis Jr., 32, was convicted by a two-man, four-woman jury in Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan’s courtroom. He faced the felony DWI charges following his arrest on May 15, 2016. He had previous DWI convictions in April 2014 for offenses committed in November 2012, December 2012 and March 2014.
Davis also had a number of convictions for various traffic violations, four prior convictions for misdemeanor DWI, three convictions for misdemeanor simple battery, one conviction for careless and reckless operation of a vehicle and a felony conviction for possession of cocaine.
His next court date will be July 10, 2017, for further proceedings.
While Davis faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing, Louisiana state law requires a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, with at least two years to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. It also calls for a $5,000 fine.
Prosecutors were assistant district attorneys Mekisha Smith Creal and Senae D. Hall. Davis served as his own attorney.