A judge sentenced an Ulster County man to prison time after a felony drunken-driving conviction Nassau prosecutors said would make the defendant "subject to a lifetime driving ban."

Nassau County Judge Alan Honorof on Thursday sentenced Morgan Smith, 45, of Kingston, to 1 and 1/3 to 4 years in prison and revoked his driver's license for a year.

Prosecutors said Smith's conviction after an October trial marked his eighth drunken-driving conviction. They said if he tries to reapply for a driver's license, more stringent licensing regulations that went into effect in 2012 will prevent him from getting one.

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Police arrested Smith in November 2013 in Long Beach after he crashed his car into a tree after driving up on a sidewalk near a bus stop, authorities said.

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In a statement Friday, Nassau Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas called Smith "exactly the kind of driver we all fear," adding: "He is the perfect example of why we continue to fight to strengthen our laws."

Smith's attorney declined to comment Friday.