Man sentenced to 15 years for felony DUI conviction

Patrick Kevin McKinnon - Washoe County Jail
Patrick Kevin McKinnon - Washoe County Jail(KOLO)
Published: Feb. 11, 2016 at 5:42 PM PST
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The Washoe County District Attorney’s Office says a Reno man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a felony conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The D.A.'s Office says 59-year-old Patrick Kevin McKinnon was sentenced February 10, 2016 in Washoe County District Court to 15 years in prison for one count of DUI. McKinnon had a documented blood alcohol level of .32 in this case and had two prior felony DUI convictions, as well as two prior misdemeanor DUI convictions.

The DUI charge against McKinnon was filed in November of 2015, following his arrest by the Reno Police Department.

The case against McKinnon began November 19, 2015 when he was involved in a vehicle crash with another person. Reno patrol officers who responded to the accident call determined that McKinnon was driving westbound on Moana Lane when he failed to stop his vehicle and rear-ended another vehicle.

While investigating the accident, officers noticed that McKinnon showed signs of intoxication and ultimately arrested him for DUI. McKinnon pleaded guilty to the DUI charge in December 2015.

This sentence is the maximum allowed by law and ensures that McKinnon will not be eligible for parole until he has served a minimum of 6 years in prison.