Photo: Paul Mark Freeman
MODESTO – Because probation didn’t stop him, 42-year-old Paul Mark Freeman now faces prison instead.
Back in 2012 Freeman started five years of probation after a felony conviction of DUI that caused great bodily injury.
Then in August of 2015 Freeman had a blood alcohol level four times over the legal limit. Thus influenced, he struck a parked car as he drove.
Furthermore, in January of 2016, the suspect fled from the courthouse as he faced jail time. Back in custody four months later, Freeman received a conviction after a 3-day trial.
This time, the recidivist now faces 8 years and 4 months in state prison. He has learned, as so many do, that it didn’t have to happen this way.