A Marion County jury convicted Thelton Hall, 55, of Felony Driving Under the Influence. He will serve six years in prison and has been adjudicated a Habitual Felony Offender.
In September 2019, Hall ran a red light without breaking and almost collided into a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy and another vehicle. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Hall, and observed that Hall had bloodshot, watery eyes. The deputy could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Hall refused to participate in field sobriety exercises, refused to provide a breath sample, and declined to answer any questions. Deputies determined Hall’s driver’s license was suspended.
Hall was charged and convicted at trial of Felony DUI – Fourth or Subsequent Offense, Driving While License Suspended – 1 or More Prior Offenses, and Refusal to Submit to a Chemical or Physical Test. He was sentenced to six years in prison and was adjudicated a Habitual Felony Offender.
Assistant State Attorney Danielle Ruse prosecuted the case.