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Man sentenced for 12th DUI conviction

Michael Dale Phillips (Source: Butler County Jail) Michael Dale Phillips (Source: Butler County Jail)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Hamilton man has been sentenced for his 12th DUI conviction.

Michael Dale Phillips, 39, was sentenced to seven years in prison and a lifetime driving suspension.

Phillips was arrested on Dec. 18, 2007 by the Trenton Police Department after a witness observed his car swerving across both lanes of travel and called police. Phillips had numerous open beer bottles in his vehicle, was unable to complete any field sobriety tests and became verbally abusive to the officer upon being taken to jail. 

Phillips has three prior felony DUI convictions and his license was already suspended for life.

"This man is a risk to himself and everyone else," said Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper. "The only way we are safe is if he is in jail.  It's sad that people need help and don't pursue it."

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