By HDN staff
Judge Carol Chagnon
The following actions were resolved in Hill County Justice Court recently. The adults listed were fined or forfeited bond in excess of $59 on criminal violations or $99 on traffic violations. Others were sentenced to jail time for their offenses or were found guilty during trials.
Michael James Franks, 23, Browning, was fined $270 for driving without having liability protection in effect.
Frederick Earl Wetsit, 42, Havre, was fined $270 for driving without proof of liability insurance.
Sivinna R. Jackson, 43, Harlem, was fined $270 for operating a motor vehicle without liability insurance coverage in effect.
Chad Lee Schwank, 20, Havre, was fined $120 for failing to give notice of a traffic accident by the quickest means.
Warren A. Werk, 40, Hays, was fined $120 and given a 6-month suspended jail sentence on a charge of criminal possession of dangerous drugs.
Carmelita LaMere, 43, Box Elder, was fined $270 for driving without liability insurance coverage. LaMere also was fined $270 and given a 2-day suspended jail sentence on a charge of driving while her privilege to do so was revoked or suspended.
Alana Marie Azure, 19, Havre, was sentenced to six months in jail with all but 24 hours suspended and fined $320 for driving under the influence of alcohol per se.
Samuel Paul Caplette, 34, Box Elder, was fined $270 for driving without proof of liability insurance and another $270 for driving while his license was suspended or revoked.
Lyman Gregory Ferguson, 24, Box Elder, was fined $270 and given a 2-day suspended sentence for driving while his license was suspended or revoked. Ferguson also was fined $270 for driving without having liability insurance in effect.
Kim Bernard Jones, 42, Harlem, was sentenced to 180 days in jail with all but two days suspended on a charge of obstructing justice. Jones also was fined $100 on a disorderly conduct charge.
During the past few weeks, Judge Chagnon resolved 62 more traffic citations involving juveniles or resulting in fines of fewer than $99 each, and handled three additional criminal violation involving juveniles or resulting in fines of fewer than $59 each. The judge also fined 42 people $20 each on seat belt violations and resolved six GVW offenses.