COLUMBUS — A 30-year-old Columbus man had his probation revoked and was resentenced to serve up to three years in prison for aggravated third-offense driving under the influence.

Robert Reyna Jr. was also ordered to spend nine months on post-release supervision and had his driver's license revoked for 15 years for the DUI, which was aggravated by a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, and driving during revocation.

Platte County District Court Judge Robert Steinke gave Reyna credit for 60 days already served in jail.

The aggravated DUI is a Class IIIA felony, punishable by up to three years in prison, 18 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine. Driving during revocation is a Class IV felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison, 12 months of post-release supervision and a $10,000 fine.

Reyna was originally sentenced to 42 months of specialized substance abuse supervision probation for the December 2015 DUI in Platte County.

A motion to revoke his probation was filed following Reyna's March 20 arrest for an aggravated fifth-offense DUI in Madison County. He has been convicted of that charge and is set for sentencing Oct. 27.

The Class II felony is punishable by up to 50 years imprisonment.

Court documents in the Platte County case describe a sheriff’s office investigation that began Dec. 15, 2015, with a report of a vehicle weaving from shoulder to shoulder on U.S. Highway 81 near the intersection of 415th Street.

The northbound vehicle was swerving from lane to lane and crossed onto the roadway shoulders, Deputy Troy Higgins wrote in his probable cause arrest statement.

Higgins reported Reyna showed signs of alcohol impairment and refused field sobriety tests after a traffic stop. The deputy wrote that he observed an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle.

Reyna was arrested for fourth-offense DUI, driving with a revoked license, improper lane change, driving on the shoulder and possessing an open alcohol container.

The Platte County Attorney's Office later reduced the charge to an aggravated third offense as part of a negotiated plea agreement with the defendant.

Reyna was previously convicted of DUI in March 2015 and September 2013 in Madison County and November 2008 in Stanton County.


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