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Lake County Justice Court news for Feb. 4, 2010

Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall dealt with the following cases from Jan. 22-28:

Waylon Mathew Ladue, 25, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol - first offense, criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor negligent endangerment - substantial risk, death or serious bodily injury.

He was found guilty of all three offenses. For driving under the influence, he was fined $400, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 189 days suspended. For criminal possession, he was fined $100 and charged $85 in court costs. For negligent endangerment, he was charged $85 in court costs, and sentenced to 365 days in jail with 356 days suspended.

Cole James Kneesen, 23, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol - first offense and driving without a valid driver's license - expired less than 180 days. He was found guilty of both offenses, and for the DUI, he was fined $400, charged $85 in court costs, and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended. For driving without a valid license, he was fined $100 and charged $35 in court costs.

Donald Ray Mcleod, 25, pleaded not guilty to operating with alcohol concentration of .08% BAC or greater - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $400 and charged $85 in court costs.

Dominic Clay King, 30, pleaded not guilty to speeding, going 74 mph in a 45 mph zone. He was found guilty, fined $70 and charged $35 in court costs.
 
Karl F. Tallent, 23, pleaded guilty to alteration, attachment, loan or transfer license. He was found guilty, fined $200, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended.
 
Amanda Ray James, 18, pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver's license - expired more than 180 days. She was found guilty, fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs.
 
Timothy Wayne Smiley, 57, pleaded guilty to operating without liability insurance in effect - third or subsequent offense. He was found guilty, fined $450, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended. If Smiley provides proof of valid insurance by Feb. 25, then jail time will be reduced to two days.
 
Justin Mark Seely, 41, pleaded guilty to partner or family member assault - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $300, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 365 days in jail with 360 days suspended.
 
Jacob William Corcoran, 21, pleaded guilty to operating without liability insurance in effect, second offense. He was found guilty, fined $350, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail with eight days suspended. If Corcoran provides proof of six months continued coverage, then jail time will be waived.
 
Joshua James Gallant, 32, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs.

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