pleads guilty to DUI
November 25, 2008 | BRIGHAM CITY -- Tracy Wood, 39,
pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving under
the influence (DUI) Monday. Wood appeared before Judge
Ben Hadfield at the Box Elder County First District
Court in Brigham City.
Wood's charge was reduced from a class A misdemeanor
to a class B, based on an deal made with the prosecution.
Her attorney, Jon Bunderson, said the reduced charge
came due to the fact Wood had completed a 16-hour DUI
counseling course and completed her 90-day period with
a suspended license without any issues.
"She's done everything you would normally have her
do on probation," Bunderson said. "We just want to get
this done with."
Wood waived her right to a delayed sentencing, and
was subsequently sentenced to probation, a $950 fine
and 40 hours of community service. However, $250 of
the fine was credited back to her due to her completing
the counseling course.
Wood pledged to Hadfield that she was sorry and wouldn't
be making any similar mistakes in the future.
"I'm just sorry this ever happened," she said. "It
was a lapse of judgment on my part."
Wood was arrested March 27 after crashing her white
SUV into a pole and subsequently hitting a pair of parked
cars near Wingers and Gamestop along 1100 South in Brigham
City. She failed a sobriety test issued by officers
on the scene. This was Wood's first criminal offense.