Grand Island Official Given Probation for DUI

Jaye Monter

Jaye Monter

(AP) — A Grand Island official arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run crash has been sentenced to six months of probation.

51-year-old Jaye Monter, of Cairo, pleaded no contest Wednesday to driving under the influence and failure to stop. Both counts are misdemeanors.

Monter is the finance director for Grand Island. In exchange for her pleas, prosecutors dropped misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle to avoid arrest, refusal to submit to test and refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test.

Monter was also ordered to pay $1,800 in fines and court costs.

She was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a sheriff’s deputy witnessed her rear-end another vehicle June 7 on Highway 2, then drive off.

  • Just a Mom

    Probation for a DUI?? What about the hit & run? Isn’t that 1 year without your license?

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    • fnp

      That only applies to us “common folk”, not the high rollers like this gal

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  • D.S.

    Didn’t they make some sort of mandatory jail time for the first offense dui?

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  • Western Copper

    This is a pretty standard plea for a DUI with additional charges. Her license is most likely suspended through the ALR process but the judge can also order additional suspension. Always frustrating to see charges that would normaly get some one Jail time pled away, but right or wrong thats how it is. Her position had little to do with the result….the price of her lawyer might have though.

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