Bartender ordered to find new line of work after second DUI
January 20, 2012
A Gardnerville bartender pleaded guilty Wednesday to a second offense of driving under the influence.
Loren M. Noble, 27, was spotted driving near the intersection of Highway 395 and Gilman Avenue at 3:08 a.m. He was pulled over when he allegedly failed to signal. A preliminary breath test revealed a .26 blood alcohol content.
Defense attorney Tod Young said that while the blood test wouldn’t be in for 6-8 weeks, Noble recognized he was under the influence and would admit the charge.
Young said Noble was working two jobs and asked that he be released on his own recognizance.
However, Justice of the Peace Tom Perkins expressed concern that both those jobs involved dispensing alcohol.
Perkins denied the request for release, but reduced Noble’s bail to $1,000 pending sentencing.
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“If you do bail out, you have to find a different line of work,” Perkins said.