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Lake County Justice Court news for Sept. 2, 2010

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Justice of the Peace, Judge Chuck Wall dealt with the following cases from Aug. 20-26:

Andrew T. George, 42, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while privilege to do so has been suspended or revoked. He was fined $250, charged $35 for court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended.

Jeffrey W. Nelson, 34, pleaded not guilty to an amended offense of operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or greater - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $400, charged $85 for court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail, all suspended. 

Barton N. Close, 61, pleaded not guilty to reckless driving. He was found guilty, fined $300, charged $35 for court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 89 days suspended.

Margaret Louise Pierce, 49, pleaded guilty to failure to carry proof or exhibit proof of insurance in vehicle - first offense. She was fined $150 and charged $35 for court costs.

Keith V. Hawkaluk, 18, pleaded not guilty to failure to give notice by quickest means for apparent damage over $500. He was found guilty, fined $100 and charged $35 for court costs.

Ann Bettina Oliphant, 55, pleaded not guilty to reckless driving. She was found guilty, fined $300, charged $35 for court costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail, all suspended. 

Robert John Gromoll Jr., 45, pleaded not guilty to operating a vehicle with a BAC of .08 percent or greater - first offense. He was found guilty, fined $400, charged $85 for court costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail, all suspended.

Caitlin Eliseviolet Hebert, 26, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle while privilege to do so has been suspended or revoked and to failure to carry proof or exhibit proof of insurance in vehicle - first offense. She was fined $400, charged $70 for court costs and sentenced to 180 days in jail with 178 days suspended. The charge will be reduced to driving without a valid driver’s license and the jail time waived if proof of valid driver’s license is provided by Oct. 25, 2010.

Zachary Howard Wilkinson, 20, pleaded guilty to driving without a valid driver’s license - expired more than 180 days, and reckless driving. He was fined $150 and charged $70 for court costs.

Rick Dale Marsengill, 48, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle without insurance in effect - second offense, and driving a vehicle while privilege to do so has been revoked. He was fined $700, charged $70 for court costs and sentenced to 190 days in jail, with 183 days suspended.

Michael H. Obrien, 30, pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle with expired registration, failure to reregister. He was fined $50 and charged $35 for court costs.

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