Man goes to prison in DUI hit and run |

Man goes to prison in DUI hit and run

by Taylor Pettaway

A Gardnerville man was sentenced to prison for a hit and run at Sharkey’s Casino in 2016 after failing DUI court.

Blaine A. Frazier, 58, was charged with DUI-third offense and was sentenced to 48 months in prison with parole eligibility after 18 months.

His sentence will run concurrently with an unrelated Carson City sentence.

Frazier was arrested on July 7, 2016, on charges of DUI, driving with due care, driving with a revoked license and hit and run after deputies responded to reports of an accident at Sharkey’s Casino.

Frazier left the scene and was located later near the 1400 block of Douglas Avenue. He has previously pleaded guilty to the offense.

Because of his lengthy criminal history, Young told Frazier he wasn’t keen on giving him the minimum sentence in this case.

“I don’t believe this merits the minimum sentence,” Young said.

■ A Carson City man was sentenced to drug court with an additional 30 days in jail for possession of a controlled substance. Matthew G. Ferris, 41, will be on a suspended sentence of 12-34 months in prison. Judge Tod Young ordered Ferris to stay in jail for 30 days before drug court in order to give him more mandatory sobriety to make it easier when he goes into drug court.

“You’re not a worthless guy… when you are sober you would be a great next door neighbor, but when you are using you are pretty wretched,” Young said.

Ferris was arrested Aug. 25, 2016, for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug without a prescription, possession of a hypodermic needle, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a warrant.

■ Raymond R. Ocampo, 31, of Gardnerville also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance for sale. He was arrested at the Lakeside Inn Casino on a separate warrant on April 28, 2016. When deputies searched his vehicle, they found glass pipes and methamphetamine.

He was originally also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, however, those charges were dismissed as per the plea agreement.

His sentencing will be Aug. 29.