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DWI, can you afford it?

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On Friday, May 13 Judge Jerome Owens presided over District Court preceedings where two men plea-bargained and were sentenced for driving while intoxicated. On March 21, 2009 Glenn Allen Lewis was arrested for driving while intoxicated, third offense, which was reduced to driving while intoxicated second offense. In court Friday, Lewis plead guilty and terms of his plea bargain were: 90 days in county jail probated over two years, $1000 fine, $424 in court costs, 20 hours community service and drivers license suspended for 180 days. Ronald Dwayne Powell was arrested August 22, 2010 for driving while intoxicated third offense. In court Friday, Powell plead guilty and terms of his plea bargain were: 5 years in Texas Department of Criminal Justice, $2500 fine, $419 in court costs and $400 for attorney fee. The sentence will run concurrently. Richard Earl Griffith, age 51 of Spurger was arrested May 15 by officer Rossi Carruth for Driving While Intoxicated, third or more offense. Bond amount was set for $2500.

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