Man admits to third DUI |

Man admits to third DUI

Amy Alonzo

A former Gardnerville Ranchos man admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance for the third time, a prisonable offense.

Michael P. Warren, 59, was arrested in August after he hit two parked vehicles at the Dollar General before backing into a ditch. Warren then nearly collided with the deputy responding to the incident.

He has two prior offenses, in 2012 and 2014.

Warren told Judge Tod Young in Douglas County District Court on Tuesday he had taken a prescription muscle relaxer the morning of the arrest for back pain and that in the evening he’d drank two beers.

Warren’s attorney, Bill Cole, is seeking diversion for Warren, who now lives in Henderson.

Warren’s sentencing is set for June 6.

■ A South Lake Tahoe man who was terminated from drug court will remain in custody until his May sentencing for violating his probation.

Anthony T. Abruzzo, 43, was stopped in October 2015 for driving an unregistered vehicle with a revoked license and no insurance. Abruzzo had two outstanding warrants, and when deputies attempted to arrest Abruzzo, he resisted. After he was detained, methamphetamine, marijuana, a scale and a used needle were found in his car.

Abruzzo had previously been ordered to attend drug court as terms of his probation rather than serve 48 months in prison.

■ A Gardnerville Ranchos woman admitted to fraudulently using her mom’s credit card.

Jennifer A. Alexander, 35, was arrested in November for using her mom’s credit card to purchase nearly $1,000 in gift cards and cigarettes at the Grant Avenue Walmart. Alexander has multiple previous similar charges.

■ The sentencing of a Gardnerville woman who unlawfully took a motor vehicle while in possession of a controlled substance was set for April.

Candice S. Doan admitted to both charges under a guilty plea agreement. In exchange, Doan’s attorney is seeking dismissal of other charges, including possession of stolen property and paraphernalia.

■ A South Lake Tahoe woman arrested earlier this month on three charges of failing to appear will be sentenced in April.

Kyla M. Yeoman, 28, was arrested March 7. Yeoman has multiple previous charges, including possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and obstructing an officer.