Stateline man gets up to 5 years for felony DUI |

Stateline man gets up to 5 years for felony DUI

Staff Reports

A Stateline man received 2-5 years in prison for driving under the influence with a prior conviction on Tuesday.

Scott O. Newman, 57, has felony DUI convictions from 2009 and 2013, according to the courts.

He was arrested in September 2016 with a .2 blood alcohol content.

Newman admitted he drove under the influence of alcohol with a prior felony conviction for the same offense.

He was picked up in September 2016 on Highway 395 near Riverview Drive in Gardnerville after he was spotted swerving and traveling 30 mph in a 55 mph zone. Newman admitted to deputies he had consumed five or six drinks at the Topaz Lodge before driving. His breath alcohol level was around .20.

He was sentenced to 60 months in prison with a minimum parole eligibility of 24 months and fines and fees totaling $2,028.

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