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Woman with fraudulent checks sentenced

A California woman was sentenced Monday to 16 months to 6 years after pleading guilty to two felony charges.

Dana Hale, 42, of Sacramento, Calif., plead guilty in Department 1 District Court to burglary and attempting to obtain and use the personal information of another for an unlawful purpose. She was originally charged with 22 felony counts of uttering a forged instrument.

Judge James Russell said the counts will run concurrently and he would not grant probation.

"Your record speaks for itself, unfortunately," Russell said to Hale.

The defense told the judge Hale has significant issues with a variety of substances, but especially methamphetamine.

The defense argued for 12-32 months concurrent with drug court as a condition for probation and the prosecution argued Hale is not a viable candidate for supervision.

Hale was originally arrested at the Carson Nugget where she allegedly tried to cash fraudulent checks with fake identification cards. She had 22 fraudulent checks and six false identification cards or driver's licenses, all from California, according to the arrest report.

• A 19-year-old Carson City man pleaded not guilty in district court on a felony charge of driving under the influence of drugs with substantial bodily harm.

Stefan Davis is charged with allegedly hitting a 39-year-old female jogger with his car July 11.

A trial date was set for March 26, 2013, to last three days.

Davis allegedly told deputies he had smoked four bowls of marijuana at 2 a.m. and drank beer from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. before the incident, according to the arrest report.

The jogger was found by deputies on the side of the road at West Winnie Lane and Foothill Drive around 6:20 a.m. and she was flown to the Reno hospital because of the apparent seriousness of her injuries, according to the report.

Davis had mixed field sobriety test results and a preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .035 percent, according to the report. Davis' test was under Nevada's legal limit of .08.

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 11, 2012 02:57AM Published Dec 11, 2012 02:57AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.