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Long Island Man Convicted Of 12th DWI

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- A Long Island man has been convicted of his 12th DWI.

Sean Crane, 51, pleaded guilty to DWI and other charges Thursday, Nassau County prosecutors said. Since 1981, he has been convicted of six DWIs in Nassau County and six others in Suffolk County.

The latest conviction stems from an accident in May 2012, District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. She added that in that crash, Crane struck and injured a 76-year-old Merrick woman who was walking south across a roadway while holding hands with her 78-year-old husband.

Crane faces up to 14 years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 6.

"This defendant's history of repeated drunk driving offenses is proof that the only way to protect our community from the most dangerous offenders is to put them in prison," Rice said in a news release. "Our roads are a safer place today with Mr. Crane behind bars."

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