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Repeat drunken driver imprisoned for crashing into Lewiston house

Phillip D. Neiswonger, a sex offender with six drunken driving convictions, was sentenced Friday to 1 1/3 to four years in prison for crashing his car into a Lewiston house last summer.

Neiswonger, 45, of Langdon Road, Lewiston, had pleaded guilty to felony driving while intoxicated.

"You're dangerous to everybody, including yourself," State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said.

The crash at 1:25 a.m. July 1 left the house on Upper Mountain Road uninhabitable, Kloch said, reading from a presentencing report. The vehicle damaged the house's foundation, knocked out the electrical service, severed the water line and forced a shutoff of natural gas service. No one was hurt.

Neiswonger molested a 14-year-old girl in 2006. He was convicted of impaired driving in 1993 and of prior DWIs in 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2012.

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