After William Edward Ham drove drunk and killed a woman, a judge sent him to prison for 10 years, told him not to drink alcohol and revoked his license for life.
But last year, one month after Ham was released from the Pompano Transit Center in Fort Lauderdale, the state of Florida issued him a driver's license. And early Wednesday, a Tampa police officer came upon a Nissan Maxima that didn't move when a red light turned green. Behind the wheel, she found Ham, 31, either passed out or asleep and reeking of alcohol. His blood-alcohol content registered at 0.18 percent, more than double the level at which the state presumes a person impaired.
Are we really surprised by this? These guys and gals never quit. Killing someone isn't enough to stop them from drinking and driving. The only problem is the most he''ll get for the violation is 4 years (which he'll hopefully get) but nothing more than that.