- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The Daily Sentinel reports a Grand Junction man police say they found passed out in his car could face his eighth alcohol-related driving conviction.

The paper reports (https://tinyurl.com/ledm32b) that County Judge Bruce Raaum on Thursday ordered 36-year-old Joseph Moya jailed on $5,000 bail on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and other offenses. Raaum told Moya that Colorado lawmakers on Thursday advanced a proposal to make a fourth DUI a felony punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine of as much as $500,000.

Police say when he was found near a park Wednesday, Moya said he was waiting for a driver to come for him.

A Mesa County Pretrial Services report says Moya has seven convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol in New Mexico and Colorado.


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