A Kerr County man who has been convicted of more than a half dozen DWIs has been arrested again on suspicion of drunken driving, law enforcement officials said.
According to Kerr County Jail records, David Marschall, 45, of Center Point has DWI arrests dating back to 1996.
Marschall's latest arrest happened Sunday following a single-vehicle crash on Wharton Road near Kerrville. An off-duty police officer who had stopped to help called the Department of Public Safety after Marschall said he didn't want police to investigate the crash.
Law enforcement officials said Marschall failed a field sobriety test, but results of a mandatory blood test will take a couple of weeks.
Marschall told the responding officer he wasn't behind the wheel, but the DPS trooper who made the arrest said the story didn't add up.
"I think it's sad. It's scary for him, his family and everybody else who is on the road," Kerr County resident Penni Carr said.
Some who travel the same roads as Marschall are concerned that someone will get hurt.
"That's a hazard to everyone else on the roads. We never go anywhere at night anymore, because of situations like that," Kerr County resident Barton Nagle said.
Marschall was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2009, but in June he was released on parole after serving two years.
"I would say that if someone is out driving after eight DWIs, I think that's a problem," Carr said.
Kerr County resident Linda Kurtz said she wonders what it will take to keep drivers like Marschall off the roads for good.
"They should do something about it in this world today, but the law don't do nothing. They let him go," Kurtz said.
Kerr Man Arrested On 8th DWI Charge
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