A Hailey man was handed a 10-year suspended jail sentence and a five-year driver’s license suspension final Monday following felony convictions of eluding a police officer and driving beneath the affect.
Juan Juarez-Bedolla, 40, was additionally ordered to pay $830 in courtroom prices, $100 in law-enforcement reimbursement and $100 for lab work. He beforehand pleaded responsible to the 2 felony fees on Nov. 17 in a plea deal that dismissed a misdemeanor open container cost.
Juarez-Bedolla has an immigration maintain and can seemingly be deported, Deputy Prosecuting Legal professional Stacie Summerhill acknowledged at his Feb. 7 sentencing listening to.
The person’s felony fees stem from a brief pursuit round Hailey the night of June 14, 2021, in response to a probable-cause for arrest affidavit written by Hailey Police Officer Gustavo Cervantes.
In accordance with that affidavit, Cervantes was dispatched to an space close to East Bullion Avenue for a report of an intoxicated driver. In pursuing the reported car—a tan 2014 Dodge Ram 1500—Cervantes stated that he noticed the truck “weaving inside its lane and coming roughly a foot and a half from autos parked on the facet of Principal Avenue” in Hailey.
As soon as Cervantes turned on his emergency lights, the motive force didn’t yield “and proceeded to elude me whereas rising its pace,” Cervantes wrote within the affidavit. The truck allegedly reached speeds of as much as 60 mph earlier than in the end crashing right into a parked automotive on East Croy Avenue. In accordance with Cervantes’ report, the motive force then jumped out of the truck and bumped into an residence.
Juarez-Bedolla was charged with felony driving beneath the affect because of 4 prior DUI convictions after a blood draw obtained via a warrant decided he was above the .08 authorized restrict. ￼