Missouri Man Charged with Eighth DWI Conviction
A Springfield man whose blood-alcohol level measured three times the legal limit after he hit a parked car has been charged an eighth time with driving while intoxicated.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that a warrant was requested Tuesday for 56-year-old Steven Marrs, who was charged last week with DWI as a habitual offender. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
Prosecutors say he has been racking up DWI convictions since 1983. The latest charge was filed after a witness reported seeing Marrs drive over several curbs before hitting the parked car as he attempted to park his sport utility vehicle in August at an apartment complex.
Prosecutors say that because Marrs is considered a “prior and persistent felony offender,” he faces 10 years to life in prison.