March 27, 2009 in City

In brief; Three DUI arrests bring month in jail

 
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Three DUI arrests bring month in jail

A Spokane woman is spending a month in a Wisconsin jail after being arrested for drunken driving three times in three days last year.

Jo A. Trilling, 60, was first arrested March 11, 2008, after a Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department deputy said he’d watched her drive out of a ditch near a state park entrance.

A day later, she was arrested after her car got stuck in snow in the same park. She told an officer she was “finishing up the box of wine in my car from yesterday,” according to police.

After 12 hours in the county jail, Trilling was released and arrested a short time later in nearby Dane County.

She was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail and fined more than $3,000. Spokane County court records list Trilling’s only offense as a speeding ticket.

Staff and wire reports

Darkness interrupts search for 2-year-old

Authorities suspended the search for a 27-month-old boy missing near the Eastern Washington town of Malden.

Avery Blakeley was last seen about 12:30 p.m. Thursday while his mother and aunt moved items from their trailer home near Pine Creek, about 35 miles south of Spokane in northern Whitman County.

Sheriff Brett Myers said a piece of the boy’s clothing was found on the creek bank.

A Spokane County dive team and helicopters helped search-and-rescue crews along the stream until the search was suspended about 7:30 p.m. because of darkness.

They planned to return to the scene this morning.

Sheriff’s officials say they found no evidence the boy was abducted, and they believe he wandered from the home.

Associated Press

Spokane

Coeur d’Alene

NIC honoring Webb for longtime support

North Idaho College and its foundation will today honor a woman who, as a board member during the 1970s, helped protect the college’s lakeshore from development.

Josephine Webb also founded the NIC Foundation in 1977 and has served on its board of directors ever since. Webb has regularly been listed as the college’s oldest registered student because, every year, she enrolls in one class, the concert choir.

Webb graduated from Purdue University with an electrical engineering degree in 1940 and moved to Coeur d’Alene with her husband, Herb, in 1949. She now plans to move to Seattle to live closer to family.

The college will honor Webb today with an 11 a.m. reception at Edminster Student Union Building, Driftwood Bay Room. The public is invited to this free event. For more information, call (208) 769-5978.

Alison Boggs

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