Woman admits felony DUI charge

A woman with two prior convictions of driving under the influence of alcohol faces six years in prison.

Ashley Nicole Kyle, 34, was arrested on Dec. 20, 2022, for driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to court documents, Kyle has two prior convictions within the last seven years in 2019 and 2021, both out of California.

Sentencing is set for April 24.

• A man who admitted to possession of methamphetamine was denied release from Douglas County jail Monday.

According to court documents Jason A. Swett, 40, was arrested Feb. 19 in possession of at least 14 grams of methamphetamine.

Prosecutor Bethany Towne said Swett has prior convictions involving possession of a controlled substance. As result of that he was denied release from custody.

“This defendant is one who cannot be released without a plan and the plea agreement is a plan,” said Towne. “The defendant agreed to remain in jail until sentencing or when he can go to a treatment center.”

Swett faces four years in prison at his April 24 sentencing.

• A man who was in possession of at least 28 grams of methamphetamine faces 10 years in prison.

Jose Manuel Garcia, 31, admitted to possession of a stolen vehicle and mid-level possession of a controlled substance between 28 and 42 grams of methamphetamine with intent to sell. This is considered a category B felony and carries a sentence of 1-10 years in prison.

Sentencing is set for April 17.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment