Nina Lisbeth Kristiansen, 34, of 4731 Highway 101, in Gearhart, pled guilty and was convicted of multiple traffic and alcohol related charges Sept. 11.

In the early morning hours of Saturday, April 19, Kristiansen was arrested by Officer Matt Sivley of the Gearhart Police Department after he responded to an accident on U.S. Highway 101. Upon his arrival, Kristiansen ran from the scene but was caught after a short foot chase. She registered a 0.16 blood alcohol level, twice the legal limit, and was arrested on various charges, including driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Clatsop County District Attorney's office filed charges with the Clatsop County Circuit Court for failure to perform the duties of a driver (a felony), third-degree assault (a felony), fourth-degree assault (a felony), DUII, reckless driving, resisting arrest, failure to yield when entering a junction and driving uninsured.

At a July 30 arraignment, Kristiansen pled not guilty on all counts and Mary Ann Murk was appointed by the court to represent her. On Sept. 11, Kristiansen changed her plea to guilty on four of the eight counts.

On the failure to perform the duties of a driver, she was sentenced to 30 days' jail, 36 months' probation, a one-year driver's license revocation, ordered to pay a total of $2,456.97 in restitution, and ordered to pay court costs.

On the fourth-degree assault charge, she was sentenced to 36 months' probation, a one-year driver's license suspension and ordered to pay costs. On the DUII charge, she was sentenced to two days' jail, 36 months probation, a one-year driver's license suspension, fined $1,005 and ordered to pay court costs. On the resisting arrest charge, she was sentenced to three days' jail and ordered to pay court costs. The third-degree assault, reckless driving, failure to yield and driving uninsured charges were dismissed.

On July 29, Kristiansen reportedly crashed her vehicle into some trees near the entrance of Ft. Stevens State Park in Warrenton. She was arrested by the Warrenton Police Department and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle (a felony), criminal mischief-2, failure to perform the duties of a driver, DUII, driving while suspended and reckless driving. She pled guilty on Sept. 11 to three of the six charges.

She was sentenced to 10 days' jail, 36 months' probation, a one-year driver's license suspension and ordered to pay court costs on the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge. She was sentenced to 15 days' jail, 36 month' probation, a one-year driver's license suspension and ordered to pay court costs on the failure to perform the duties of a driver charge.

She was sentenced to 30 days' jail, 36 months' probation, a three-year driver's license suspension, fined $1,505 and ordered to pay court costs on the DUII charge. The criminal mischief, driving while suspended and reckless driving charges were dismissed.

Court records show that Kristiansen was also convicted of speeding Dec. 19, 2002.

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