Terbolizard guilty of DUI | TheUnion.com

Terbolizard guilty of DUI

Ted Terbolizard, a former Congressional candidate, was found guilty today of driving under the influence and with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, the county District Attorney’s office said.

Terbolizard represented himself in the trial, which started Tuesday and was presided over by Judge Julie McManus. He was sentenced to three years of court probation, four days of work release and a fine of $1,916, according to courthouse staff and Cliff Newell, Nevada County District Attorney.

As part of his probation, Terbolizard was also ordered not to drive unless he got a license and was insured. He also may not to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in his blood, Newell said.

Terbolizard would have to attend a three-month first offender DUI program, Assistant District Attorney Anna Ferguson said.

Terbolizard was arrested February 10 by Grass Valley police on suspicion of drunken driving. Police stopped his silver Jeep Cherokee at 1:43 a.m. on Highway 174 at Empire Street, according to police records.

The arresting officer pulled Terbolizard over for “excessive speed over 50 miles an hour,” Grass Valley Police Sgt. Joe Matteoni told The Union, soon after the arrest.

“Based on his driving, the field sobriety tests and physical symptoms, the officers formulated an opinion that he was impaired to the point he could not drive safely,” Matteoni added.

To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail ssen@theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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