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Fifth DWI sends man to prison

Thursday, November 30, 2006

A Cherokee Village man was sentenced to four years in the Arkansas Department of Correction after he was convicted of his fourth and fifth DWIs Nov. 9 in Fulton County Circuit Court.

Peter "Rade" Vasilijevich, 53, was convicted of two counts of DWI, operating a vehicle on a suspended license, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving left of the center and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Vasilijevich's conviction stems from incidents that occurred in June 2005 and Sept. 30 at the Mammoth Spring Police Station.

At the July 7 meeting of the Fulton County Circuit Court, Vasilijevich failed to appear on his fourth DWI as well as operating a vehicle on a suspended license, operating a vehicle without insurance, driving left of center and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Since his failure to appear, Vasilijevich was charged with his fifth DWI on Sept. 30.

Mammoth Spring officer Michael Davis, who arrested Vasilijevich in the most recent incident, said Vasilijevich had driven to the station to pay prior DWI fines while he was clearly intoxicated.

Davis reported hearing sounds of squealing tires outside City Hall where Vasilijevich had run over the curb in his attempt to park.

The Sept. 30 DWI conviction is Vasilijevich's fifth within the past three years, according to Davis.



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