(KTEN) — Don't drink and drive.

That is the very clear message handed down by a Grayson County judge to Denison resident Floyd Stevenson Sr., who has been sentenced to life in prison on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated for the third time or more.

Stevenson, now 67, was arrested on April 28, 2022 by a Sherman police officer who saw him driving erratically. The defendant refused to take a field sobriety test. A later breath test found a blood alcohol level of 0.127, well above the legal limit of 0.08.

Evidence at Stevenson's trial was introduced that he had a long criminal history, including multiple felony and DWI convictions.

 “A seven-time convicted felon who continued to drive while intoxicated and then blatantly violated his bond conditions now has to face the consequences of his actions,” said Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith in a written statement. "It appears the jury felt like enough was enough and wanted to both send a message and protect our community."

Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story misidentified the city where Stevenson lived.