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Fayetteville man pleads guilty to enhanced DWI charge

Posted December 7, 2010 3:38 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man who has been charged with drunken driving a dozen times since 1984 pleaded guilty Tuesday to an enhanced charge.

Robert Jay Isenberg, 54, pleaded guilty to a charge of level-one driving while impaired, the most serious DWI charge on the books in North Carolina. He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Isenberg was arrested in January on his 12th DWI charge.

Five previous DWI cases against him in Cumberland County were dismissed, overturned or he was found not guilty. He also has had DWI charges in Wake, New Hanover and Brunswick counties.

In addition to DWIs, Isenberg has also been charged nearly a dozen times for driving with a revoked license. The most recent time was in April when he was stopped for speeding.

His driving record over the last two decades also includes charges of reckless driving, hit and run and driving with a fictitious license.

Last month, Isenberg told a WRAL News crew that he was no longer driving.