A 58-year-old Billings man was sentenced on Tuesday for his seventh drunken-driving offense.
Mark Sanchez received a standard maximum sentence of 13 months with the state Department of Corrections, followed by five years of probation, for felony DUI.
District Judge Gregory Todd also imposed a $1,000 fine and recommended Sanchez for a state alcohol treatment program.
Todd rejected a recommendation from both a prosecutor and a defense attorney for a shorter probationary period of three or four years, noting that Sanchez has previously participated in at least seven chemical dependency treatment programs.
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Sanchez could not receive an enhanced sentence as a persistent felony offender because his last conviction was more than five years ago, in 2002.
Sanchez declined to make a statement before he was sentenced.
Sanchez was charged with his seventh DUI in June after his pickup truck was stopped for speeding on Interstate 90.
A state trooper said there were two partially consumed bottles of beer inside the truck. Sanchez performed poorly on a field sobriety test and refused to provide a breath sample.