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Norwalk teen convicted of OVI

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jun 17, 2014 at 1:07 PM

A Norwalk teenager accused of drunken driving received $750 in fines and jail time.

An earlier story contained incorrect information.

Arturo D. Cruz-Martinez, 18, of 5144 U.S. 250, Lot 60, pleaded guilty recently to an open container violation, driving without a license, speeding and a seat belt violation.

For the OVI charge, he was fined $750 and $91 in court costs and sentenced to six days in jail.

On completion of three days in an approved alcohol intervention program and payment of $500 fines and costs by Sept. 3, Cruz-Martinez would be credited with three days jail term and $250 of the fine would be suspended. Fines and costs are due within 90 days

He has limited driving only on proof of insurance and occupation from July 15 to Nov. 30 and valid only with vehicle equipped with restricted plates.

Trooper Korey Robinson, of the state Highway Patrol's Norwalk post, stopped Cruz-Martinez on U.S. 250 at 1 a.m. May 31. The trooper clocked the driver going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.

According to the patrol, Robinson found a bottle of beer in the vehicle and Cruz-Martinez's blood-alcohol content level during a breath test was .178 percent. That's more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent for drivers who are of legal age to consume alcohol.

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