Valley Journal
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Polson City Court news for Jan. 28, 2010

Judge Doug A. Olson dealt with the following cases from Jan. 16-22:

Shane R. Vanness, 36, pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol - third offense. He was found guilty, fined $1,000, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail with 80 days suspended.

Seth Houston Williams, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct, and possession of intoxicating substances while under the age of 21 - over age 18, first offense. He was found guilty of all three offenses, for disorderly conduct, he was fined $60 and charged $85 in court costs on each count and for possession of intoxicating substances, he was fined $100 and charged $85 in court costs.

Eric Andrew Clairmont, 31, pleaded guilty to careless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol - first offense. He was found guilty of both offenses and for carless driving, he was fined $50 and charged $85 in court costs. For driving under the influence, he was fined $400, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to one day in jail.

Sandra Jo Ovitt, 54, pleaded guilty to operating with an expired registration - failure to reregister. She was found guilty, fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs.

Mackenzie A. Riebe, 22, pleaded guilty to theft - second offense. He was found guilty, fined $300, charged $85 in court costs, ordered to pay restitution of $100 and sentenced to two days in jail.

William Donald Martin, III, pleaded guilty to operating with alcohol concentration of .08% BAC or greater - first offense and to criminal contempt. He was found guilty of both offenses. For operating with .08% BAC, he was fined $400 and charged $85 in court costs. For criminal contempt, he was fined $100 and charged $85 in court costs. 

Leslie Ann Freschet, 57, forfeited her bond of $50 for speeding, going 45 mph in a 35 mph zone.

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