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On The Docket 03-07-12

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Feb. 28

Joe Tubb, Los Alamos, pleaded no contest to DWI and not guilty to failure to maintain traffic lane in Los Alamos Magistrate Court. Judge Pat Casados found Tubb guilty of DWI; the prosecution dismissed the other charge. The initial charge against Tubb was aggravated DWI for failure to comply with chemical testing. Tubb was ordered to install an ignition interlock device, serve supervised probation for 364 days and pay a $241 fine.

Logan Hayden, Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty disorderly conduct in Magistrate Court. Judge Casados found the defendant guilty. Hayden was initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Casados ordered him to 180 days supervised probation and a $73 fine.

James Kershner, Los Alamos, pleaded no contest to DWI and not guilty to not having insurance in Magistrate Court. The prosecution dismissed the second charge. Casados found Kershner guilty of DWI although the initial charge was for aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol content of .16 or above. He was ordered to obtain an ignition interlock device, participate in an alcohol and drug screening and 364 days of supervised probation,

Feb. 29

Philip Gomez, 49, of Los Lunas, had his 2009 case dropped because Municipal Court could not locate him. Gomez’s vehicle was initially issued two tickets May 23, 2009 for an expired registration and for blocking traffic. He was subsequently cited for failure to appear in court and to pay. The notices were mailed to Gomez’s address is Los Lunas, but were sent back to the sender. No pleas or fines were issued.

March 1

Vivien Zapt, 35, Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court for casual vehicle sales. She was found guilty by Judge Alan Kirk and ordered to pay a $96 fine.

Louisa Montoya, 61, Ohkay Owingeh, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to speeding 6 to 10 mph over the speed limit and for driving on a suspended license. It was Montoya’s seventh such suspension since 1993, court documents indicate. Judge Kirk fined Montoya $242.

Devin Valdez, Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Magistrate Court to DWI and not guilty to failure to maintain traffic lanes and failure to have proof of insurance. Judge Casados ordered Valdez to obtain an ignition interlock device, complete 24 hours of community service and to 364 day supervised probation. She is also ordered to pay a $241 fine.