Man with seven DUIs to spend minimum of 10 years in prison

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CALDWELL, Idaho (KBOI) -- A Nampa man will spend a minimum of 10 years behind bars after his seventh DUI conviction.

The Canyon County Prosecutor's Office says Jayson Lee Hof, 42, has been convicted of seven DUI's -- five of them felonies. He was sentenced to up to 40 years, but he'll be eligible for parole after a decade.

Hof was pulled over by Nampa Police March 17 for failing to maintain his lane of travel. He failed several field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest, according to officials. A bottle of whiskey was found in the center console.

He later blew a .287, prosecutors say.

"Mr. Hof has shown time and time again that he has no regard for the law when it comes to drunk driving," said Bryan Taylor, prosecutor.

"He's a danger to our community, especially the other motorists on the road. I'm hopeful that he can use his time behind bars to find the help that he needs."