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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rosebud Man Sentenced for Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol with a Minor Present

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol with a Minor Present in the Motor Vehicle was sentenced on September 16, 2016, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

Colton Poorman, age 36, was sentenced to 1 year in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and a special assessment of $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Poorman was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 15, 2016.  He pled guilty on July 22, 2016.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on the morning of October 11, 2015.  Poorman was drinking alcoholic beverages and at approximately 10:00 AM, he told his girlfriend to ride with him in a vehicle.  Poorman also wanted to take his child, age 2, with him in the vehicle.  His girlfriend advised him not to drink alcohol and not to drive after drinking.  Nonetheless, Poorman’s girlfriend and the child went with him in the vehicle.  His girlfriend held the child while Poorman drove from Mission to Rosebud, and he picked up three additional passengers.  He drove to the All Stop Gas Station in Rosebud, where he parked the vehicle.  At no time was his child placed in a child safety restraint.

An officer with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services arrested Poorman at the All Stop for driving while intoxicated, and he was taken to the Adult Correctional Facility in Rosebud.

At the time of his arrest, Poorman was on federal supervised release for a non-related felony conviction. 

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie G. Sanderson prosecuted the case.

Poorman was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated September 22, 2016