On April 15th, just before 6:30 p.m. two Fremont County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a possible REDDI Report (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) on 17-Mile-Road, southwest of Riverton.
The vehicle proceeded into Riverton city limits and onto North Broadway Avenue. After Sheriff’s ran a registration check on the vehicle, dispatch notified the deputies the registration did not match the vehicle it was on.
That information prompted a traffic stop near South Broadway Avenue and East Washington Avenue.
While deputies spoke with the female driver, they described in court documents that her, “eyes were bloodshot and her speech was slurred.” They described smelling a strong odor of alcohol.
The woman identified herself as 59-year-old Dawn Hurtado. Court documents suggest Hurtado informed Sheriff’s that she had, “drank part of a pint of Black Velvet earlier in the morning.”
Hurtado agreed with a field sobriety test. Court documents show that she failed the test.
A breath sample test resulted in a BAC reading of .283%. Hurtado was arrested for driving under the influence.
A records check revealed that Hurtado was ordered to only drive vehicles equipped with an ignition interlock device, which was not in the vehicle she was driving. Her record also revealed she had been convicted of DUI’s in 2010, 2014, and 2015.
She is charged with 3 counts of Felony Driving Under The Influence. Each carries a possible enhanced penalty because of her previous DUI charges. Hurtado is also charged with “no registration.”
Each Felony DUI charge is punishable by up to 7 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. Improper registration is punishable by up to 6 months of imprisonment and a fine of $750.
In late April, Hurtado waived her preliminary hearing. The matter is transferred to District Court for further proceedings and arraignment at a later date.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.