Man Charged With 17th DUI: Maurice Larrivee Of Quebec Charged With Drinking And Driving Yet Again?

Jan 28, 2013 04:05 PM EST | Matt Mercuro


A Canadian man was charged this week with his 17th DUI offense after going for an early beer run in Quebec according to the International Business Times.

Maurice Larrivee arrived at a local grocery store on Jan. 27 to buy a case of two dozen beers at approximately 8:45 a.m.

A cashier at the grocery store noticed that the 69-year-old man appeared already to be under the influence of alcohol and too drunk to drive, tried to convince Larrivee not to get back in his vehicle. The man ignored the worker's warnings, and got in his car anyway.

Store employees had no other choice but to call the Sherbrooke, Q.C. police. They arrived before Larrivee was able to leave the parking lot, and promptly arrested him according to a report by the Associated Press.

Larrivee had his license suspended in 2005 for yet another DUI offense, but the suspension was only for five years. 

This is hardly the first offense for Larrivee, as he's been charged with 17 different DUI offenses, which isn't even the most in Canada.

Roger Walsh holds that honor, who was convicted for his 19th DUI offense in 2009. Walsh was sentenced to life in prison because he killed a woman in an alcohol-related hit and run.

The judge reportedly wouldn't allow a prosecution request to designate him a dangerous offender but, in handing down the life sentence, he called the man "incorrigible" and said he was "incapable of quitting drinking" according to The Canadian press.

The sentence at the time was the longest ever handed down in Canada for a case of impaired driving. 

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