Boise man with 14 DUIs sentenced to life in prison

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - A Boise man convicted of his 14th DUI has been sentenced to life in prison.

Terry Ash, 55, was scheduled to be sentenced in Ada County Court back in August, however, a judge ordered him to undergo a mental evaluation.

Ash has been convicted of more than a dozen driving under the influence charges in the last 32 years. The most recent charge stems from a 2011 crash on Labor Day weekend near Swan Falls Road. Prosecutors asked for a life sentence with a minimum sentence of 20 years in jail. Eight of his convictions were felonies.

But the Ada County Prosecutor's Office says Ash will have to serve a minimum of 15 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.

Judge Patrick Owen told Ash he was a "menace to society" and the public had to be protected.

Ash's defense attorney have said that Ash has a history of psychological problems.