Washington man to serve jail time for having drugs in systemA 32-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail for having drugs in his system while driving on Interstate 90 in December.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A 32-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail for having drugs in his system while driving on Interstate 90 in December.
Jason Miller, of Washington state, was arrested by state Highway Patrol Trooper Mark Nelson on Dec. 18 and had a “leafy green substance” in his car. A urine test revealed he had ecstasy and marijuana in his system. He told troopers on the scene that he was tired.
In court Tuesday, Miller said he wants to get into a treatment program. His mother and step-father, who traveled in from Washington state, delivered statements before the judge, testifying their son shocked them with his behavior, with his step-father saying he has never even seen Miller drink a beer.
Miller was sentenced to 60 days in jail but will only serve 26 after being given credit for time served. He will be on probation following the jail time. He was also ordered to pay more than $900 in court and legal fees. His sentence requires him to be in school full-time or find a full-time job.