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Five-time drunk driver
makes it six
[Anchorage, AK]

December 12, 2000
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Five-time drunk driver
makes it six
[Anchorage, AK]

PoliceOne Staff Report
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- A five-time convicted drunk driver picked up his sixth conviction on Monday when he pleaded no contest to injuring two women in a July car accident.

Albert T. Bowman, 49, could face between five and 12 years on two assault counts and one count of driving while intoxicated.

The car containing Jacqueline Fetherolf, 20, and Gloria Steelman, 19, was struck by Bowman's pickup truck as he was driving the wrong way on Northern Lights Boulevard, according to The Anchorage Daily News.

Judith McArthur, Fetherolf's mother, was in the courtroom during bail and plea hearings to "keep an eye on the prosecutor's office" in its dealing with the chronic drunk driver, she told the Daily News.

Because Bowman's previous DWI offenses were more than five years ago his current guilt on that charge is considered a misdemeanor with a maximum one-year sentence.

Bowman will remain in jail until his sentencing after the New Year.

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