four years in jail
Jamie R. Padilla, 36, Kansas City, was sentenced to four
years in prison last week for the class D felony of driving
The maximum sentence for a class D felony is five years.
Padilla was found guilty by a Platte County jury on Oct.
1, after a one day trial.
On May 27, 2000, Padilla was traveling southbound on
Prairie View Road near 64th Street, in Platte County.
Padilla was weaving across the marked lanes of traffic
and stopped by a Kansas City police officer. The officer
noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Padilla's
breath, his eyes were watery and bloodshot, his speech
was slurred, and he had difficulty balancing. Padilla
refused to perform field sobriety tests. Padilla was arrested
and asked to provide a breath sample, which he also refused.
Based on earlier papers filed by Glick's office, Padilla
was found to be a persistent driving-while-intoxicated
offender under Missouri law. Therefore, Padilla was charged
and convicted of felony driving while intoxicated. Padilla
had been found guilty of two prior alcohol-related traffic
offenses in Kansas City.