Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Mexican national sentenced to federal prison for drunk driving after illegally entering U.S. for seventh time

A Mexican national who was arrested for drunk driving after illegally entering the United States for the seventh time was sentenced in federal court. Martin Triana-Perez, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to three years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 9, 2019, Triana-Perez pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the […]

LVCSO obtains brethalyzer units

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department obtains new breath testing equipment

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was in need of Preliminary Breath Testing instruments for officers to use in the field during drunk driving investigations and when they deal with any underage people who are suspected to have been drinking. Livingston County Deputy Jordan Williams has obtained a grant from the United States Deputy Sheriffs’ Association. […]

Carey Portell

‘Stronger Than Yesterday’ blogger to speak at Pearls of Production event for women

Beef producer Carey Portell will tell women at Pearls of Production how she survived and thrived after a car accident nearly took her life almost nine years ago. The seventh annual event for women in production agriculture runs Nov. 1-2 in Columbia. Pearls of Production provides hands-on training and leadership opportunities for women in livestock […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over procedures in drunk driving cases

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a challenge to procedures during drunk driving stops. State attorney Michael Martinich-Sauter told the judges the Implied Consent Warning, which stipulates that a license will be “immediately” revoked upon refusal to take the breath test, sends a clear message to drivers.     Currently, officers inform arrestees that their […]

Man in orange jumpsuit and handcuffs being detained

Honduran national sentenced for illegally re-entering the United States

A Honduran man who was arrested in Kansas City, Mo., for drunk driving was sentenced in federal court for illegally reentering the United States after having been deported eight times. Jose Salazar-Aguilar, 34, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to five years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Kansas City, […]

Chillicothe Police Department cracking down on drunk driving over holiday weekend

The Chillicothe Police Department is taking part in the annual nationwide Saint Patrick’s Day Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown through Sunday. The crackdown will involve high-visibility enforcement throughout the Chillicothe area to curb substance-impaired driving over the holiday weekend. The Chillicothe Police Department reports its officers will aggressively look for […]