PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh man must spend 3½ to 7 years in prison for his 10th drunken driving conviction and third in the past 10 years.

Fifty-nine-year-old Charles Ninness was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. July 20 when police in East Deer Township say they saw his car weaving and pulled him over.

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Tests showed he had nearly twice the state’s legal limit of alcohol in his blood and that he was driving with a suspended license and on probation for a previous DUI.

Ninness pleaded guilty in December, and on Tuesday he was sentenced by an Allegheny County judge.

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He received three to six years in prison because the offense was his third in 10 years, plus six to 12 months more for violating his probation.

His record of drunken-driving convictions dates back to 1976.

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