Judge fines, sentences DUI two-timer

Two driving under the influence arrests in a three-week span meant two fines for a Bradenton man.

Mitchell Egan, 21, pleaded no contest Feb. 15 to the two cases in Judge Robert A. Farrance’s courtroom.

Farrance found Egan guilty and sentenced him to 12 months concurrent probation and $3,947 in cumulative fines for arrests in Holmes Beach in November 2017 and in Bradenton three weeks earlier.

Egan’s troubles with the law in Holmes Beach began when police observed him swerving in the 2900 block of Gulf Drive and, in Bradenton, after Bradenton police stopped him speeding in the 2200 block of 26th Street West, according to police reports.

Egan was assessed $1,631 and $2,316 for the Holmes Beach and Bradenton cases, respectively, according to court records.

Farrance credited Egan for jail time and ordered he complete a DUI program, victim-impact panel and 50 hours of public service.

Egan’s driver’s license was suspended for a year, with a business exception. An alcohol-detection ignition device was ordered for his vehicle for six months.

Concerning a separate license charge, Farrance found Egan guilty and ordered a six-month concurrent probation.

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