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January 14, 2014
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Drunken driver caught with pot takes plea

A man who was arrested for driving drunk with 45 pounds of marijuana stashed in his vehicle pleaded guilty in Nevada County Superior Court Monday to transportation of marijuana and misdemeanor drunken driving.

Denver resident Jared Carter, 37, was stopped on Highway 20 for erratic driving at about 11 p.m. May 11. Carter narrowly escaped serious injury when a second alleged drunken driver crashed into his vehicle as he was being arrested.

Salt Lake City resident Amy Joann Gregg, 31, was reportedly headed eastbound toward the trio in a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup truck and veered toward the right side of the road, hitting three parked vehicles. Two CHP officers pulled Carter to safety, but he sustained a minor ankle injury.

Carter reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .25, according to Deputy District Attorney Oliver Pong, he also had 45 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Carter took a plea agreement that could net him up to 180 days in jail. He is set to be sentenced March 28.

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