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The INDEPENDENT, November 18, 2010
From the Sheriff’s Desk…
From page 18
By contrast, a defendant in civil litigation is not incarcerated. In
general, civil penalties only reimburse the plaintiff for losses
caused by the defendant’s behavior. Punitive damages are never
awarded in a civil case under contract law. In a civil case, there is
a possibility of punitive damages, if the defendant’s conduct is re-
ally bad and had either (1) a malicious intent (i.e., desire to cause
harm), (2) gross negligence (i.e., conscious indifference), or (3) a
willful disregard for the rights of others.
Sheriff’s deputies are authorized to execute the provisions of
the law (civil and criminal), and may even use force when the use
of that force is necessary to carry out their authorized actions. But
Please see page 21
Vernonia Justice Court
Abbreviations: A&D, Alcohol &
Drug; DUII, Driving Under the Influ-
ence of Intoxicants; BUII, Boating
Under the Influence of Intoxicants;
CCSO, Columbia County Sheriff’s
Office; DWS, Driving While License
is Suspended; MIP, Minor In Pos-
session of Intoxicants; MV, Motor
Vehicle Accident; PCS, Possession
of Controlled Substance; ODL, Ore-
gon Driver License; FTA, Failure to
Appear in Court; NTSI, National Traf-
fic Safety Institute; DA, District Attor-
ney; VIP, Victim Impact Panel; FF&A,
Fines, Fees and Assessments.
November 2-9, 2010
Chelsea Rae Wilcoxen, 20,
Clatskanie, guilty of MIP-Alcohol;
Kaci K. Budge, 20, Vernonia,
guilty of MIP-Alcohol; $483 FF&A.
Chung Kirkwood, 40, Astoria,
guilty of DUII; 2 days jail, 2 yr. pro-
bation, $2141 FF&A.
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