A string of DWI arrests lands an Odessa man in prison.
Arturo Mendoza was sentenced to 100 years of jail time for leading police on a chase while driving drunk. However, he will serve the sentences concurrently so he will spend 50 years behind bars.
If that seems harsh, Mendoza has a long history of DWI's.
Before Tuesday's sentence, Mendoza had four felony DWI charges in the past and also served five different prison sentences.
His latest crime came to a crashing end in a field off Garden City Highway back in November of 2011.
Police say Mendoza hit the brakes at a stop sign and skidded into the pasture.
He was arrested on the spot.
We're told this all started when police tried to pull over Mendoza for a traffic stop.
But during the chase, Mendoza actually followed the rules of the road.
He actually stopped at stop signs and even used his signal light.