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Man faces jury this week after 11 DWIs

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PORT ALLEN - A trial is set this week in West Baton Rouge Parish for a man accused of 11 DWIs across the Baton Rouge region.

Charles Curry, 55, has a long criminal history and has been in and out of jail most of his adult life. After turning down a plea today, a judge told Curry that he will spend 30 years in jail if a jury finds him guilty of his latest DWI.

Court records show that a judge sentenced Curry to six months in jail in April 2011. In August 2011, Curry was arrested in Addis for his 11th DWI.

"That shows you what he cares about the law. He has no disregard for the law," said Valerie Cox of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. "He gets out and four months later gets another. So jail time is the only thing that's really going to deter him right now."

Prosecutors did not want to comment saying they did not want to taint the jury before the trial starts Tuesday.


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