A Brockton man whose license was already revoked for life is facing his ninth drunk-driving charge.
65-year-old William Doten was arrested last Thursday night in Avon, after a passenger in his truck called police.
Avon police Sgt. John Buker told WATD that Doten and his friend Joseph Doyle, also apparently drunk, ran out of gas after driving around for hours.
Buker said Doyle called 911 saying the truck broke down and that he and Doten were in “dire straits.”
Doten apparently had an open container of alcohol in the car, and was driving with a permanently-revoked license.
Doten, who is hospitalized, is being held on $50,000 bail pending arraignment on Monday, which could take place at his hospital bed.
He has been arrested several times for driving with a revoked license.