A man by the name of Anthony Ray Sabala will face his 5th DUI charge in court on July 23, 2014. Circuit Court documents in Rutherford County show Sabala is scheduled to file a plea on that date in July. Sabala received the DUI charge last year in Smyrna.
Sabala is currently free on bond.
In Tennessee, the fourth DUI and any DUI after the fourth is considered a class E felony. A class E felony requires the convicted offender to serve a minimum of 150-consecutive days in jail. There is also a mandatory fine of $3,000 to $15,000. The culprits vehicle can also be seized and the offenders drivers license can be revoked for 5-years. In fact, the offender can have his or her vehicle seized after only the second charge of DUI.
Circuit Court Docket, Rutherford County, June 16, 2014 (F-71794)