From the PI.Com:
The numbers, prosecutors said, showed a dangerous pattern: 11 DUI convictions and at least four more driving convictions amended from DUI.
They said jail time was the only way to keep Dwight David Benson from killing someone else when he’s drunk behind the wheel and habitually driving without a license.
At a Seattle Municipal Court sentencing Thursday, his defense painted another picture.
Benson served three decades in the Navy and did three tours of Vietnam. In 2001, he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder — a problem that went untreated for years. His attorney said he needs to continue mental health and chemical dependency treatment through the Department of Veterans Affairs, which also provides an income.