[UPDATE] 10-Time DWI Offender Convicted

George Semmes

The 10-time DWI offender I first reported on back in February was convicted this week in one of his open cases.

George Semmes, who lives in New Orleans, had evaded prosecution for nearly 30 years. But when WDSU started asking questions about Semmes’ record, traffic court judge Ronald Sholes ordered Semmes arrested.

Back in the crosshairs of the court, and after months of delays, Semmes was convicted of his first DWI offense Tuesday. Sentencing is set for July 31st; His other cases are set for status hearings that day as well. If Semmes is convicted a second time, his remaining open cases would be referred to the District Attorney’s office for felony prosecution consideration.

> Related: WDSU’s George Semmes coverage

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