Last week, New Jersey officials expressed exasperation with their inability to keep a drunken man off the road after he was arrested for driving under the influence five times in a five-week span.

Perhaps they can receive some legal advice from their counterparts in Texas.

A county judge in Fort Worth sentenced a man to 45 years in prison last week after he was convicted of his fifth DWI. In Stephen Andrew Hall's latest case, his blood-alcohol content was .18, more than twice the legal limit. Jurors convicted him in four minutes.

Hall, 59, must serve at least 11 years of the sentence, according to Time Magazine. Although he chose to have the judge determine his punishment, he later said the punishment was "pretty weak," according to the Tarrant County district attorney's office.

The office told KSEE-TV that the punishment was appropriate, "considering his prior DWI history. (The) sentence ensures that he will not be able to drive a vehicle on our roads for a very long time."

In Vineland, N.J., Anderson Sotomayor had five arrests in the past five weeks. Those cases have not yet gone to trial. But he has two prior convictions for DUI, and his license has been suspended 23 times.