On the Docket 07-03-13

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The information on these cases was derived from the dockets of the Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Courts.

June 27

Ben Abeln was found guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court of driving while under the influence of liquor and/or drugs with a blood alcohol level of .08. The original charge was aggravated first-degree DWI (refused to submit to chemical testing).

Abeln was ordered to pay $241 in court costs and undergo a year of supervised probation.

Probation conditions include: Defendant will meet with probation officers within seven days and maintain contact as instructed.

The defendant is to participate in alcohol education classes or treatment with at least six sessions. The defendant shall enter, participate in and successfully complete DWI school within 90 days. The defendant shall enter participate in and successfully complete the Victim Impact program within 90 days. 

Defendant must also obtain an ignition interlock license and have an interlock ignition device installed on all vehicles defendant drives for one year. The defendant will pay all costs associated with installing the interlock devices as well.

The defendant must also complete 24 hours of community service, and commit to paying $25 a month probation fees.


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