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Courts

MARTIN COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT

Speeding — Kenneth S. Kromash, 58, of Chicago, Ill.; Amy M. Meyeraan-Rowe, 36, of Jackson; Damon L. Nielsen, 47, of Fairmont; Douglas E. Becken, 65, of Ormsby; each fined $125.

Hands free law-engage in cellular phone or video call — John E. Clymer, 50, of Fairmont; fined $135.

Nika R. Diekmann, 30, of Fairmont was convicted of Operate moto vehicle while under the influence of alcohol; fined $610, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 83 days for one year, credit for time served seven days, one year supervised probation, attend MADD impact panel, contact probation officer as directed, complete chemical assessment and follow all recommendations of evaluation, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing, no same or similar, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if change address, employment, or telephone number, cooperate with search of person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, etc. by probation officer, sign releases of information as directed, don’t use/possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives. Additional charges of fourth-degree driving while impaired, driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours, driving after suspension, and open bottle law-possession, were all dismissed.

Ryan L. Howell, 38, of Welcome received a statutory stay of adjudication on a charge of fifth-degree controlled substance possession-not small amount of marijuana; fined $500, sentenced to jail 30 days, credit for time served seven days, one year supervised probation, complete chemical assessment and follow all recommendations of evaluation, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing, follow all conditions set forth in the probation agreement, report to agent as directed within 24 hours after release, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if change address, employment, or telephone number, cooperate with search of person, residence, vehicle, workplace, property, etc. by probation officer, sign releases of information as directed, don’t use/possess firearms, ammunition, or explosives. Additional charges of possession or sale of small amount of marijuana-no remuneration, and possession of drug paraphernalia-use prohibited, were both dismissed.

Jorge N. Mercado, 27, of Winnebago was convicted of uninsured vehicle-owner violation; fined $285. Also convicted of speeding; fined $200.

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