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Multiple offender to get mandatory time

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By David Giuliani

A local man was sentenced Monday to a mandatory six months in the San Miguel County jail for what was legally considered his fourth DWI conviction. But officials say the jail may not be able to take him because of his medical problems.

In November, Joseph Floyd Santillanes, 53, entered a plea agreement with prosecutors, admitting to drunken driving. It was actually the fifth time he had been convicted of DWI, but for the purposes of his sentencing, an 1989 conviction wasn’t counted because of a legal technicality.


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