KETR Local
10:14 am
Fri August 8, 2008

New trial sought in recent drunk driving case

Campbell – The case of a recent drunken driving bust that ended last week may not yet be over.

Ronnie Victor Beliew of Campbell was sentenced to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division last month after receiving his 14th DWI conviction.

Beliew's defense attorney believes his client should get a new trial because the sentence he received was too long. However, Hunt County District Attorney F. Duncan Thomas is appealing the sentence Beliew received because he believes it was not long enough.

A hearing on Beliew's motion for a new trial has been scheduled for next Thursday.

Click the MP3 icon to listen as KETR's Greenville Correspondent Brad Kellar reports