PLATTSMOUTH – A Plattsmouth man was ordered to spend 90 days in jail for committing his third drunk-driving offense in a ten-year span.
Bryce S. Canaga, 28, appeared in Cass County District Court Tuesday morning for a sentencing hearing. He pled guilty in July to a Class W misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol-third offense.
A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped Canaga for speeding near the intersection of Highway 75 and Chicago Avenue at 1:45 a.m. March 31. The deputy noticed Canaga had bloodshot eyes and appeared to be impaired. She transported him to Cass County Jail after several field sobriety tests.
Deputy County Attorney Steven Sunde said authorities needed several attempts to conduct a chemical breath test because Canaga was spitting and burping. A successful test was completed at 3:38 a.m. The test revealed a blood-alcohol content level of .112.
Canaga had been convicted of DUI twice in the past ten years. The first conviction took place in Sarpy County in December 2009 and the second happened in Sarpy County in December 2011.
Judge Michael Smith said he felt Canaga was a risk to re-offend if he was placed on probation. He ordered Canaga to serve 90 days in Cass County Jail. Canaga will also pay a mandatory $1,000 fine and have his driver’s license revoked for 15 years. He will be able to apply for an ignition interlock permit after 45 days.