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      DWI conviction earns man 70 years in prison

      A South Texas man with eight driving while intoxicated convictions has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for his latest DWI case.

      A South Texas man with eight driving while intoxicated convictions has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for his latest DWI case.

      Jurors in Corpus Christi sentenced 58-year-old Richard Vollick over a December traffic accident. Investigators say Vollick crashed his vehicle while exiting the Harbor Ferry.

      The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports another driver and a ferry worker saw Vollick's vehicle hit some metal sign posts that punctured the gasoline tank. Both tried to assist and found Vollick smoking a cigarette in a puddle of gasoline.

      Vollick, who was also fined $10,000 on Wednesday, has DWI convictions in Nueces, Aransas (uh-RAN'-zuhs) and San Patricio counties.