Central woman speaks out against drunk drivers

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 5:49pm

A FOX 44 report on a Gonzales man who was busted on his 6th suspected DWI charge has a Central woman demanding answers.

52-year-old Debra Crafton says two years ago she was nearly killed by a driver who had been arrested 4 times for drinking and driving.

She says 29-year-old Robert Nobles left her for dead after crashing into her head on.

Authorities say Nobles turned himself in 5 days later and has been charged with felony hit and run.

Crafton doesn’t think it’s a coincidence that Nobles nearly ended her life that night because he was arrested for his 5th DWI charge about a year later.

Crafton who’s been left with permanent scars, metal in her bones, and $250,000 in medical bills wants to know how this man and others are still able to get behind the wheel.

“I believe in second chances but when its three.. four.. five…it’s obvious these people need to be taken off the roads” adds Crafton.

Prosecutors say are doing their best to punish folks who drink and drive but admit time delays between arrests and trial dates and even jurisdictional issues between all the courts in each Parish make things difficult.