Tag Archives: DUI

Incorrigible creative driver gets 8 years

Incorrigible creative driver gets 8 years

“Mr. LaCount’s long record of interaction with the criminal justice system makes clear that as people receive opportunities to alter their criminal behavior that endangers others, for the sake of public safety there should be increasing consequences for failing to take advantage of those opportunities. Thanks very much to the people who improved public safety by providing information that helpedus get LaCount off the streets.”

Wanted by DA: Joshua Shane Oneal

Humboldt County District Attorney HUMBOLDT – The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office seeks the public’s assistance with the apprehension of Joshua Shane Oneal, 36, who has an outstanding warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs. If you have information regarding Oneal’s whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

6 days SWAP time for ‘wet and reckless’ Wheetley

Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – Former Arcata City Councilmember Mark Wheetley will perform six days of work with the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP ) following a plea over his second drunk driving arrest. Wheetley’s attorney, Patrick Griego, entered a plea of no contest on his behalf last Tuesday to a charge of “wet and

Mack Town hit & run trial delayed

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The November trial of a McKinleyville hit-and-run murder suspect has been postponed until the defense receives an accident reconstruction report from an outside expert. James Arthur Merrick II, 47, is accused of killing Tessa Gingerich, 16, also of McKinleyville, in an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run collision near Mill Creek Marketplace

Wheetley’s pre-trial DUI hearing set for November

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA — A pre-trial hearing is scheduled Nov. 21 for Fortuna City Manager Mark Wheetley, who has pleaded not guilty to his second arrest in 18 months on charges of driving under the influence. The former Arcata mayor and city councilmember will be represented in November in Courtroom 8 by

Alleged drunk, armed driver arrested after Janes Road crash

Arcata Police press release HIT AND RUN DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A LOADED FIREARM On Thursday, Aug. 31 at about 12:55 a.m., an officer with the Arcata Police Department observed a Toyota pick- up drive around a stopped vehicle at the intersection of Alliance Road and Spear Avenue and into the opposite lane of traffic at

HSU student jailed immediately after sentencing

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA —Humboldt State University student Robert William Bergeson III was remanded to Humboldt County Jail immediately after being sentenced Feb. 22 to one year behind bars and four years of supervised probation. His mother and friends cried out in protest and heartbreak in the courtroom when the 24-year-old was handcuffed

Arcata drunk driver pleads guilty

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA — Robert Willard Bergeson III has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and will be sentenced Feb. 22 for the drunken driving death last September in Arcata of local music engineer Alan Edward Gradwohl, who was 55. The Humboldt State University student, 24, reversed himself and agreed on Jan. 11