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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.

 

Riffat Ghanim was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of improper stopping, starting or turning. He was ordered to pay $46 in court costs. Sentence was deferred until Aug. 27. 

 

Heather M. Ellis was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of failure to yield right-of-way, left (accident). She was fined $100 and ordered to pay $46 in court fees.

June 28

Noel Martinez was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of failing to obey a signal. He was fined $50 and ordered by the court to pay $46 in court costs.

 

Emery R. Martinez was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding six to 10 miles an hour over the speed limit. Emery was fined $50 and ordered by the court to pay $46 in court costs.

June 29

Julia Dougherty was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the posted speed limit. Dougherty was fined $75 as well as ordered to pay $46 in court costs.

July 2

Dawna Russom was found guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor and/or drugs. 

Russom was fined $750 and ordered to pay $296 in court costs. She was also ordered by the court to undergo substance abuse assessment and community service. She was also ordered to install alcohol interlock devices on all over her vehicles as well as attend DWI School.

 

Jan A. Smith was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of driving while under the influence of liquor and/or drugs, with a blood alcohol level of .08. 

Smith was fined $750 and was also ordered to pay $241 in court costs. 

Smith was also sentenced to three years’ probation.

Probation conditions include: Defendant will meet with probation officers within seven days and maintain contact as instructed. The defendant is to undergo alcohol screening and treatment as a 28-day inpatient, or 90 days as an outpatient or as recommended by provider and her probation officers.

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 96 hours of community service, and commit to paying $25 a month in probation fees.