Repeat DUI offender fined, jailed

A 22-year-old Sarasota man with a 2014 conviction for driving under the influence was sentenced to jail and fined more than $1,000.

Brent Strickland pleaded no contest to DUI and driving without a license and a 12th Judicial Circuit judge transferred the repeat offender from Manatee County jail to Sarasota County jail to await sentencing.

Strickland was arrested in April 2015 by Manatee County Sheriff’s Office for DUI and driving without a valid license in Cortez after being clocked at 80 mph in a 35-mph zone.

In a Sarasota County court, Strickland was sentenced Dec. 10 to 90 days in jail, with credit for time served. His driver’s license was revoked for five years.

Strickland was required to report to a probation officer after his Jan. 2 release from jail.

Strickland was sentenced to one-year probation, DUI school, referral treatment and a victim-impact panel. His vehicle was ordered impounded for 30 days and an alcohol detecting ignition device was ordered for two years.

Strickland’s court costs total $1,506, according to Sarasota County court records.

Strickland’s previous conviction stemmed from an incident on State Route 70 in Manatee County in February 2014.

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