Thursday, November 21, 2013

30 days for ingoring Trimet fine

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A man who missed nine court appearances on a minor charge was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail when he was finally taken into Clackamas County Circuit Court.

The Oregonian reports 20-year-old Travis Antonio Gaters probably would have been fined $250 and avoided a criminal conviction if he had appeared as first required for riding Tri-Met in February 2012 without a valid fair.

Prosecutor Bill Stewart says Gaters was picked up on a failure to appear charge and jailed seven times. He was often released within a day.

But after he was arrested last week, he was held for Wednesday's hearing. Gaters pleaded guilty and apologized for his absences.

1 comment:

Jason McHuff said...

Be sure to read the linked article as it has more details. He failed appear for failure-to-appear hearings.