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Court Summary

A Lake of the Pines woman convicted a fourth time of driving under the influence of alcohol was sentenced Sept. 16 to 300 days in jail and five years’ probation.

Heather Wright, 26, also must attend a year of inpatient treatment and six months of outpatient treatment. She collided with a restored 1967 Volkswagen on Highway 49 south of Alta Sierra April 2, injuring the other driver. She left the scene. Court records say she had .30 blood-alcohol level, more than three times the state limit of .08.

In other cases:



— Dale R. White, 44, of Chicago Park was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and three years’ probation for sexual misconduct with a person under 18. A teenage boy reported incidents to Grass Valley police in January.

White also must attend drug counseling, and his felony convictions can be reduced to misdemeanors if he has no probation violations in 18 months.




— Kimberly M. Tweedt, 27, was sentenced Sept. 16 to 120 days in jail and three years’ probation for check fraud. Grass Valley police arrested her on a warrant Jan. 15 at a motel and reported finding U.S. Treasury checks that belonged to others, and a drug-smoking pipe.

— Sherri L. Lawson, 40, of Grass Valley pleaded innocent Thursday to check forgery and burglary. According to Grass Valley police, she tried passing a forged check at JC Penney Co. Aug. 23.


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