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Lake County Justice Court news for Jan. 14, 2010

Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall Justice of the Peace Chuck Wall dealt with the following cases from Jan. 1-7:

Marie E. Torres, 50, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol - first offense. She was found guilty, fined $400, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 179 days suspended.

Jeffrey A. McCormick, 18, pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver’s license - expired less than 180 days and to operating with an expired registration. He was found guilty, fined $200 and charged $35 in court costs for driving without a valid license. For failure to reregister, he was fined $150 and charged $35 in court costs.

Timothy Harold Holmes, 61, pleaded guilty to speeding in a restricted zone, going 76 mph in a 65 mph zone. He pleaded not guilty to operating with an alcohol concentration of .08% or greater - first offense. He was found guilty of both offenses, fined $30 and charged $35 in court costs for speeding and fined $400, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended for operating with BAC of .08% or greater.

Chad Harold Shoemaker, 30, pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver’s license - expired less than 180 days. He was found guilty, fined $100 and charged $35 in court costs.

Cawin C. Kovarik, 30, pleaded not guilty to operating with alcohol concentration of .08% or greater - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $400, charged $85 in court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended.
 
Thomas Wayne McNair, 32, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $150 and charged $35 in court costs.
 
Michael Ruston, 40, pleaded guilty to operating without liability insurance in effect - third or subsequent offense and driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked. He was found guilty of both offenses, fined $450, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 175 days suspended for operating without liability. For driving with a suspended or revoked license, he was fined $250, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended. If Ruston provides proof of six months continued coverage and proof of valid driver’s license, jail time will be reduced.
 
Seth Johnalan Clary, 20, pleaded guilty to careless driving and failure to notify owner after accident resulting in damage to fixtures/property along highway. He was found guilty of both offenses and for careless, he was fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs. For failure to notify, he was fined $150, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail with 20 day suspended.
 
Ryan Zachary Stunden, 28, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof or exhibit insurance in vehicle - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $350, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail with eight days suspended. If Stunden provides six months continued coverage, jail time will be waived.
 
Andrew Bauer, 23, pleaded guilty to improper passing - passing in a no-passing zone. He was found guilty, fined $50 and charged $35 in court costs.
 
Aaron Michael Inabnit, 26, pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle while privilege to do so is suspended or revoked, and operating a vehicle upon public highways without license plates. He was found guilty of both offenses, fined $250, charged $35 in court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended for driving with a revoked or suspended license. For driving without plates, he was fined $135.

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