Courts

MARTIN COUNTY

DISTRICT COURT

Speeding – Seth H. Burow, 17, of Jefferson, Wis.; fined $120.

David M. Smith, 70, of Coon Rapids; John F. Hoese, 52, of Watertown; Melanie Sinclair, 34, of Slinger, Wis.; each fined $130.

Failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle – Danika J. Freeman, 23, of Ceylon; fined $105.

Failure to stop at stop signs or stop lines at entrance to highway – Leann K. Larsen, 43, of Truman; fined $130.

Watercraft violation-no observer or mirrors on boat for water skiers – Kyle L. Ekstrom, 32, of Fairmont; fined $130.

Watercraft violation-may not operate in a manner that isn’t prudent – Lynn A. Mogler, 43, of West Bend, Iowa; fined $180.

Driving without a valid drivers license or vehicle class/type – Jorge L. Merdrona, 22, of Fairmont; fined $180.

Driving after suspension – Rachel R. Menssen, 34, of Truman; fined $280.

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Ojulu O. Cham, 40, of Sioux Falls, S.D., was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol; fined $880, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 357 days for two years, credit for time served eight days, two years unsupervised probation, pay transport fees to MCSO prior to fines, no misdemeanor violations. Additional charges of refuse to submit to chemical test, and open bottle possession violation were both dismissed.

Stephen W. Whitmire, 56, of Fairmont was convicted of driving without valid drivers license or vehicle class/type; fined $180. Additional charge of vehicle registration/permit/plates required was dismissed.

Zed D. Dirks, 28, of Fairmont was convicted of failure to obtain new drivers license after changing name or address; fined $100. Also convicted of failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle; fined $25. Additional charge of failure of driver who’s not owner must later produce proof of insurance if required was dismissed.