CALDWELL, Idaho -

 A 42-year-old southwest Idaho man with seven convictions for driving under the influence has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Jayson Lee Hof off Nampa received the sentence Monday in 3rd District Court and must serve 10 years before becoming eligible for parole.

Police pulled Hof over on March 17. A warrant leading to a blood draw found that he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.287, well over the 0.08 limit for Idaho.

He pleaded guilty to felony DUI in June.

Authorities say it's Hof's fifth felony DUI and his seventh lifetime DUI.

Judge Molly J. Huskey deemed Hof a persistent violator, allowing for stricter sentencing.

Prosecutor Bryan Taylor says Hof's repeated crimes mean he's too dangerous to be allowed on the streets.