Woman gets credit for jail time served, probation for DUI involving stolen pickup truck, trailer

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CEDAR CITY — A 21-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to DUI in a case involving a stolen pickup truck and trailer has been sentenced in connection with the case.

During her sentencing hearing in 5th District Court in Cedar City on Monday morning, Harlee Jane Davis was sentenced to 76 days in jail, with credit given for the time she had served in Iron County Jail since her arrest 76 days earlier. She was also placed on probation for 36 months, to be supervised by Adult Probation and Parole.

Judge Matthew L. Bell also ordered that Davis pay $2,566 in restitution, plus interest, in addition to a fee of $106. In lieu of any additional fines on top of that, she was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.

As previously reported in St. George News/Cedar City News, Davis was arrested by Iron County Sheriff’s deputies on June 28 after she showed up at her parents’ home intoxicated, after having driven there in a pickup truck that reportedly didn’t belong to her and which she did not have permission to drive. 

Davis initially was charged with five counts, including theft of a vehicle and theft of property exceeding $5,000 in value, both second-degree felonies. She also faced a misdemeanor DUI charge, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

However, on Aug. 1, Davis pleaded guilty to two counts, namely attempted theft, a third-degree felony, and DUI, a class B misdemeanor. The severity of the felony charge was reduced and the remaining three counts were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Fifth District Courthouse, Cedar City, Utah, April 15, 2021 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News / Cedar City News

Defense attorney Jeffery Slack said on Monday that his client plans to sign an extradition waiver to face an unrelated felony charge in Colorado.

“She’s anxious to get back to Colorado and take care of that warrant,” Slack told the court. “That’s her ultimate end goal.”

Slack also said Davis hopes to receive effective treatment for her ongoing issues with substance abuse.

The judge told Davis to take advantage of whatever treatment is available to her and to abide by all the other terms of her probation. Noting Davis’s young age, the judge also urged her to avoid repeating the negative behaviors that led to her current situation.

“I certainly hope you decide now that you don’t want to follow that path ahead of you,” Bell told Davis during the sentencing hearing.

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