A Scott County man has lost his bid to get out of jail after being charged eight times for driving without a valid license.
Just over a year ago Tommy Moore was charged with driving while his license was under suspension. He pled guilty to the charge. At his sentencing hearing, Moore asked to be put on probation and he volunteered to pay a "larger" fine than would be normal.
After checking Moore’s history of paying fines, however, a judge sided with the prosecutor in the case and sentenced Moore to up to two years in prison. The judge called Moore "somebody who just isn’t going to pay attention to whatever punishment" he’s given, as Moore had been out of prison for just a few weeks when he was caught driving around without a license.
The Court of Appeals reviewed the transcript of Moore’s sentencing hearing and ruled his eighth conviction should stand.