>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

La Grande Observer Daily Paper 08/22/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow SPEEDING MOTORIST GETS 2 YEARS IN JAIL


By The Observer

A speeding motorist who had a blood alcohol level of .18 when he crashed into another motorist on Highway 82 has been sentenced to 24 months in jail.

William Norton, 39, was sentenced Friday by Union County Circuit Judge Phil Mendiguren after his conviction on a charge of third-degree assault. He was also convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Court records indicated that Norton was speeding down Hunter Lane on Nov. 21 when he struck a concrete divider, failed to stop at a stop sign at Highway 82 while driving between 45 mph and 65 mph, and then struck the victims car.

There were no serious physical injuries to the driver or her two children although the woman was treated for minor cuts and bruises. The womans vehicle was totaled, said Union County District Attorney Russ West.

The legal alcohol blood level for driving in Oregon is .08.

At the time of the crash, Norton was on parole, which included a requirement that he have no alcohol.

For violating his parole, he likely will receive an additional six months more probation, West said.

For the felony assault conviction, Norton will be in the custody of the Union County Correctional Facility for 24 months, followed by two years of post-prison supervision, court documents stated. The DUII sentence of 180 days was suspended.

Norton was on post-prison supervision for an original conviction of arson, burglary and theft and was on an alcohol diversion program following a previous DUII conviction.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use