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Jumping in backseat doesn't help driver escape DUI
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A man who had to be held down by four deputies just to draw his blood after he was arrested for drunk driving has been sentenced to 120 days behind bars.The man, Mark A. Thomas, 48, entered a no-contest plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of third-offense DUI, resisting stop, and driving on a revoked license. He was directed to serve 120 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $1,150 plus court costs, perform 40 hours public service work, attend DUI Class and lose his driver license.Thomas was pulled over by deputy Zach Morrison after the officer noticed one of his lights were not working. Upon stopping the truck, the deputy said he saw something suspicious.“I saw the driver get into the backseat of the vehicle,” Morrison recalled.