Valley man faces 2-15 years after admitting felony DUI
January 18, 2013
A Carson Valley man faces up to 15 years in prison after he admitted to a single count of felony driving under the influence in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday.
Richard James Sargent, 49, was arrested Sept. 11, 2012, after witnesses reported him as a reckless driver.
A preliminary breath test revealed he had a blood alcohol content of .121, over the legal limit.
He has been convicted of driving under the influence twice in Iowa.
In Nevada, any subsequent felony DUI is punishable by 2-15 years in prison and a fine of $2,000-$5,000. Since he has already been convicted of a felony, he isn’t eligible for diversion.
Senior Judge Charles McGee set a March 4 sentencing date.