Everybody’s got a thing. For Kevin Koch his thing is to drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and then get caught by police. Simply stated, Kevin Koch is very good at getting DUIs. In fact, the 53-year-old man is so good he has been charged with 12 DUIs over a span of 25 years and across multiple Southern counties and states. Yes, charged with 12 DUIs. However, if you want to get technical, Koch has only been convicted of 10 DUIs, he somehow manage to have 2 DUI cases against him thrown out in court.
With that said, Koch was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for his 9th DUI, which for our sake was really his 11th. And while Koch was out on bail awaiting trial for his 11th DUI charge in Montgomery County, Texas, he managed to get another DUI, #12 (10) in adjacent Harris County—to which he pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was recently transferred from Harris County jail to Montgomery County jail to await his sentencing for DUI #9, which leads us to the recent 30 year sentencing.
It is kind of confusing, I know. Even county officials are baffled and confused by the man and his obscene amount of DUI convictions he has quietly acquired over the past 25 years. I will admit it’s a lot to take in all at once, lot of dates and numbers and counties and states to keep track of, some charges are out of order of the arrests, sentenced in one county but then sent to another to be sentence again, not to mention Koch sometimes goes by the alias Carl Wendell Hall. F#ck, their had to be a fake name. In the end, it comes down to the fact that Kevin Koch knows how to party, unfortunately, Kevin Koch just doesn’t know how to drive.
More interestingly, Koch has left behind an interesting collection of photos (mugshots) that span over twenty-five years that we can use to examine the man’s life, his crimes, his style, his mustaches, and his hairdos and his hair-donts.
I present, Kevin Koch: A Life In Pictures
For more information about Kevin Koch: Houston Chronicle