Just before he was to go on trial, a Bossier City man accused of being inebriated behind the wheel of a car for the fourth time pleaded guilty Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in Caddo District Court.
Had he been convicted as charged by a jury of his peers in District Judge Ramona Emanuel’s courtroom, David Duane Holley, 64, could have spent between 10 and 30 years in prison at hard labor and faced a fine of $5,000.
Upon his guilty plea, he was sentenced to 12 years at hard labor, the first two without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. He also must pay a $5,000 fine.
Holley was arrested by Shreveport Police on April 17, 2014, when he was found inebriated and unconscious behind the wheel of his running, parked car at Marie and Charles Hamel Memorial Park on the Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway.
Holley has previous convictions for driving while intoxicated in 2015 in Bossier Parish, in 2012 in Pointe Coupee Parish and in 1998 in Caddo Parish.
Prosecutors were assistant district attorneys William Gaskins and Nancy Berger-Schneider. Holley’s defense attorney was Alonzo Jackson.