Repeat DWI offender gets 35-year prison sentence

BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- Ruben Maldonado, 55, of Navasota pled guilty this week to Felony
Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More.

The Hon. Travis Bryan III sentenced Maldonado to 35 years
in prison according to a plea agreement. This was Maldonado’s 4th DWI.

On October 11, 2014, Maldonado caused a crash with another vehicle in the City of Bryan. He fled the scene at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

The victim in the other vehicle followed Maldonado and relayed his location to law enforcement. Maldonado fled southbound on Highway 6 towards College Station. A DPS Trooper caught up with Maldonado at Highway 6 and Nantucket in south College Station.

The Trooper’s investigation revealed that Maldonado had caused the crash in Bryan and was driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration of .205, over twice the legal limit. No injuries occurred as a result of the crash.

Maldonado had three prior convictions for DWI, including one in 2000 which ultimately resulted in Maldanado being sentenced to prison.

Maldonado was also sentenced for prison for possession of large amounts of narcotics in 2008.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney R. Clay Kimbrough.

“Intoxicated crashes on our roadways take lives from this community far to often. Our community is safer tonight because this repeat DWI offender is off the streets," said Kimbrough