Wall sentenced to unsupervised probation

Sheriff convicted of DWAI ordered to conduct community service, receive alcohol education

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— Senior Judge Cecil Wayne Williams sentenced Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall today to a year of unsupervised probation, 36 hours of community service, 12 hours of alcohol education and therapy, and ordered him to pay fines and fees totaling $816.

The county's top law enforcement officer was convicted in a jury trial July 16 of driving while ability impaired, prohibited use of a weapon and failure to dim his headlights. Williams also ordered Wall to abstain from drinking alcohol for the duration of his yearlong probation. Based on the DWAI conviction and an alcohol evaluation, the court determined Wall was driving with a blood alcohol level between .05 and .08 when he was pulled over Oct. 27, 2007.

Williams also sentenced Wall to 60 days in jail, but suspended that sentence in its entirety.

To reach Brandon Gee, call 871-4210 or e-mail bgee@steamboatpilot.com

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justice4all 5 years, 10 months ago

Precedent has been set. Now let us see who else gets the same treatment.

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Scrapiron 5 years, 10 months ago

Interesting, for sure. BUT DUI is by Colorado Statute .08% BAC. Pretty 'iffy' but, still, inappropriate conduct for someone in his position. He definitely could have handled it more professionally.

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