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April 24, 2013
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Drunk driver gets probation for health reasons

Nearly four years after a 47-year-old Gardnerville man was arrested for drunk driving and eluding a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy, he was sentenced Monday to probation. District Judge Michael Gibbons sentenced Steven John Kozlowski to four years in prison, suspended, and placed him on three years probation. Citing Kozlowski’s deteriorating mental and physical condition, Gibbons said the defendant didn’t represent a threat to the community. Kozlowski attended the sentencing in a wheelchair. His lawyers presented letters from Kozlowski’s doctors that incarceration would seriously set back his treatment. According to his doctors, he suffers from a traumatic brain injury, nerve damage, …

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