Terry Lee Ash will find out in August if he will ever leave prison again after an Ada County Jury found him guilty of a felony DUI Tuesday his 14th drunken driving arrest.
The jury also found the 55-year-old Ash, who has seven previous felony DUI convictions, guilty of being a persistent violator of the law, following a two-day trial.
The crime of felony DUI is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, but since the jury also found that Ash is a persistent violator, he could be sent to prison for the rest of his life.
Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen is set to sentence Ash on Aug. 22. Ash will remain in the Ada County Jail until that happens.
Ada County Sheriffs deputies arrested Ash for his latest DUI Sept. 4, after he wrecked his car on Swan Falls Road near Kuna. Ada County prosecutors say Ash's blood alcohol content percentage level was .13, four hours after the crash occurred. The legal bac limit for driving in Idaho is .08.
Ash has DUI convictions in Ada, Canyon, and Nez Perce counties, according to Idaho Court records. For his 13th DUI conviction out of Nez Perce county, Ash was in prison from December 2005 until his release in October of 2010, according to Idaho Department of Correction reports.