Friday, March 11, 2011

Shoshone man gets jail for felony DUI

Rosendo Torres-Martinez sentenced to 60 days behind bars


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

A Shoshone man was sentenced Monday in Blaine County 5th District Court to 60 days in jail for driving drunk last year in Hailey.

It was a first felony DUI conviction for 54-year-old Rosendo Torres-Martinez, who has four prior misdemeanor DUI convictions in Idaho dating back to 1994.

Judge Robert J. Elgee also fined Torres-Martinez $2,000, placed him on probation for four years and suspended his driver's license for two years.

Torres-Martinez was given credit for 35 days already spent in jail following his arrest by Hailey police on Sept. 3 near the intersection of River and Bullion streets.

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He pleaded guilty to felony DUI in December.

According to Idaho court records, Torres-Martinez has prior misdemeanor DUI convictions in Gooding County in 2006 and 2003, in Twin Falls County in 2000 and in Jerome County in 1994.

Blaine County court records state that Torres-Martinez is not a U.S. citizen but is not suspected of being in the United States illegally.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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