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Midland Man Sentenced to 20 Years Behind Bars For His Fifth DWI

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland man will spend the next 20 years behind bars for his fifth DWI.

The sentence was handed down to 47-year-old Joel Abila on Tuesday after a two day trial and only half an hour of deliberations.

Abila's most recent DWI arrest happened back in May.

Police were called out to his home in the 1200 block of North Main after a neighbor told them he hit her fence with his car.

After he failed field sobriety tests, Abila was put in handcuffs.

His sentence was enhanced due to his prior convictions.

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