Fenton man faces 7 year sentence for third DWI offense - KMOV.com

Fenton man faces 7 year sentence for third DWI offense

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Barry Copeland Sr. was sentenced to seven years in prison for a third offense of driving while intoxicated. Barry Copeland Sr. was sentenced to seven years in prison for a third offense of driving while intoxicated.
FENTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A Fenton man was sentenced to seven years in prison for a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, according to court documents.

Barry Copeland Sr., 50, was pulled over in December 2012 for a series of moving violations along Highway 30 in High Ridge.

According to a probable cause statement, the police officer smelled alcohol on Copeland's breath. Copeland reportedly refused a breathalyzer test but failed field sobriety tests.

Copeland pleaded guilty to the charge on May 19, in what was his third offense.

After pleading guilty to a May 1999 misdemeanor charge, Copeland received two years probation.

In September 1999, Copeland reportedly operated a vehicle while intoxicated and was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of second-degree assault and three counts of second-degree child endangerment.

Copeland was also sentenced to five years after pleading guilty to two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon in January 2001.

If a two-year treatment program is successfully completed, Copeland could be released early, a report said.
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