February DUIs/DWAIs

DUI Convictions

These are convictions made in February 2013 for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher or by prescription or illegal drugs. Unless otherwise indicated, all convicts were ordered to obtain and follow drug/alcohol evaluations, attend a victim-impact panel and to perform community service. Suspensions of jail time (in parentheses) are awarded if all other requirements of the sentence are completed within one year. Dollar amounts not otherwise specified are court costs defendants were ordered to pay.

Jeffrey J. Benally, P.O. Box 1046, Ignacio. 30 days La Plata County Jail, 56 hours public service, $14.72 restitution.

Kyle A. Bugay, 17 Snowy Peaks Way, Durango. 90 days La Plata County Jail (78 days suspended), 48 hours public service, $12.72 restitution.

Michael C. Murray, 185 Woodcrest Drive, Durango. 35 days La Plata County Jail, 56 hours public service, $9 restitution.

Tristan P. Sawyer, 343 East Fourth Ave., Durango. 25 days La Plata County Jail (25 days suspended), 48 hours public service, restitution to be determined.

DWAI Convictions

These are February 2013 convictions for driving while ability impaired with a blood-alcohol content between 0.05 percent and 0.08 percent or by prescription or illegal drugs. Unless otherwise indicated, all convicts were ordered to obtain and follow drug/alcohol evaluations, attend a victim-impact panel and to perform community service. Suspensions of jail time (in parentheses) are awarded if all other requirements of the sentence are completed within one year. Dollar amounts not otherwise specified are court costs defendants were ordered to pay.

Leo G. Archuleta, 7 Lomas Drive, Durango. 15 days La Plata County Jail (15 days suspended), 24 hours public service, $81.60 restitution.

Srilanka Cotonuts, 2529 West Second Ave., Durango. 60 days La Plata County Jail, 80 hours public service, $8 restitution.

Kathleen N. Greer, P.O. Box 272, Durango. 15 days La Plata County Jail (15 days suspended), 24 hours public service, $13.75 restitution.

Andrew E. Kvech, 486 S. Church St., Bayfield. 15 days La Plata County Jail (15 days suspended), 24 hours public service, $9 restitution.

Deferred Judgments

These cases of driving while ability impaired with a blood-alcohol content between 0.05 percent and 0.08 percent or by prescription or illegal drugs were granted deferred judgments and sentences in February 2013. A deferred judgment is not a conviction. It is a sentence typically put off (deferred) for a specific period of time, typically a year. If the defendant complies with each of the conditions of the deferred sentence within the allotted time period, the defendants record is cleared of this charge. Orders typically require no violations of the law during the period of the order, except for traffic infractions, attend a victim-impact panel and alcohol education class. Dollar amounts not otherwise specified are court costs defendants were ordered to pay.

Amanda N. Dixon, 907 County Road 207, No. 18, Durango. 24 hours public service, $8 restitution.

Grace A. Hagen, 3848 Castleman Ave., Saint Lewis, Mo. 24 hours public service, $12.22 restitution.

Carlos C. Herrera, P.O. Box 1196, Ignacio. 56 hours public service, $13.22 restitution.

Jasyn R. Ivery, 60 Westwood Place, Suite D4, Durango. 24 hours public service, restitution to be determined.

Rory S. James, 458 East Seventh Ave., Durango. 75 hours public service, $8 restitution.

George F. Thompson, 355 Quarter Horse Drive, Durango. 24 hours public service, $81.90 restitution.

Mark O. Whitmire, 522 Daisy St., Vidor, Texas. 56 hours public service, $13.90 restitution.