A Webster man was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for his ninth drunken driving conviction, according to a Galveston County District Attorney's Office news release. 

A jury found John Davis Campbell, 51, guilty of driving while intoxicated. The jury also found Campbell guilty of possession of a controlled substance because officers reported finding meth during the traffic stop. He was sentenced him to six months in state jail for the narcotics offense, according to the release. 

Clear Lakes Shores police officers stopped Campbell for speeding in March and reported a strong odor of alcohol, according to the release. Campbell performed poorly on field sobriety tests and showed signs of intoxication, police said. 

Police also reported finding a pipe and clear plastic bag with a substance later determined to be meth by the Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab, according to the release.

Campbell faced a possible sentencing range of 2 years to 20 years in prison, according to the release. 

Campbell was represented by Harris Wood. Assistant District Attorneys Valerie Norris and Christopher Henderson prosecuted the case in the 10th District Court with Judge Kerry Neves presiding.  

Contact reporter Chacour Koop at 409-683-5241 or chacour.koop@galvnews.com

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