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Lake County Justice Court news for Jan. 28, 2010

Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall dealt with the following cases from Jan. 15-21:

Harry Edward VanBouchaute III, 25, pleaded not guilty to driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked, and failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - second offense. He was found guilty of both offenses and for driving while privilege is suspended, he was fined $450, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended. For failure to carry proof of insurance, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail with 170 days suspended.

Harry Edward VanBouchaute III, 25, pleaded not guilty to vicious dog control. He was found guilty and sentenced to 10 days in jail with eight days suspended.

Harry Edward VanBouchaute III, 25, pleaded not guilty to assault, causing bodily injury to another. He was found guilty, and charged $85 in court costs.

Lissa A. Hartigan, 46, pleaded guilty to operating without liability insurance in effect - second offense and to driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked. She was found guilty of both offenses. For operating without liability, she was fined $350, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail with eight days suspended. If Hartigan provides proof of six months continuous insurance coverage, then jail time will be waived. For driving while privilege is suspended, she was fined $250, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended. If Hartigan provides valid driver’s license by Feb. 22, then jail time will be waived.

Shandy Marie Thompson, 31, pleaded guilty to careless driving and failure to carry proof of insurance in vehicle - third or subsequent offense. She was found guilty of both offenses. For careless driving, she was fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs. For failure to carry proof of insurance, she was fined $450, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended. If Thompson provides six months continuous coverage, then three days jail time will be waived. If she serves two days by Feb. 22, then three days will be deferred until July 5, 2010.

Edwin Carl Whitmire, 32, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - first offense, and to the amended offense of driving without a valid driver’s license - expired less than 180 days. He was found guilty of both offenses, fined $150 and charged $35 in court costs for failure to carry proof of insurance and fined $250, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 180 days suspended for driving without a valid driver’s license.

Cameron Andrew Lemler, 19, pleaded guilty to operating without liability insurance in effect - first offense, driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked, and to careless driving. He was found guilty of all three offenses. For operating without liability insurance, he was fined $150 and charged $35 in court costs, for driving while privilege is suspended, he was fined $250, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended, and for careless driving, he was fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs.

Timothy Robert Jeffries, 23, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - third or subsequent offense. He was found guilty, fined $400, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended. If Jeffries serves two days by March 20, then three days will be deferred until July 20.

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