Man facing stiff punishment after 13th DUI arrest

Man facing stiff punishment after 13th DUI arrest

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- Another arrest and another conviction could be around the corner. All because of too many drinks.

The Washington State Patrol says Charles Sorensen notched his thirteenth driving under the influence arrest Wednesday night.

A criminal complaint said Sorensen drove into a ditch after drinking and then led troopers on a chase. The complaint said he was not using a mandated ignition interlock and was driving with a suspended license.

This has all happened before.

In 2007, Sorensen was in court for his twelfth arrest for DUI and what would end up being his seventh conviction, according to records.

This thirteenth arrest could lead to the most hard time yet because of his conviction history and a newer 2007 law. This is now a felony DUI charge that could lead to time in state prison. Extra punishment could be added for the license and interlock issues.
 
WSP records also show that Sorensen had convictions for harassment and violating a domestic violence court order.
 
He will be in court again in the middle of November.