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Ottawa man pleads no contest to misdemeanor obstruction

August 3, 2012

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A 45-year-old Ottawa man has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor obstruction in connection with a road rage incident in March northwest of Baldwin City.

According to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Anthony R. Hurtado entered the plea Friday, and District Judge Michael Malone sentenced him to serve 18 months on unsupervised probation. He also must pay court costs and a $200 fine.

He faces 60 days in jail if he’s found to violate terms of his probation.

Prosecutors originally charged Hurtado with aggravated assault and accused him of displaying a pistol during the incident the afternoon of March 8 near East 1600 and North 400 roads. Sheriff’s officials the day of the incident said one vehicle went into a ditch in the area, and then that driver approached the driver of a second vehicle in the area, later identified as Hurtado, who allegedly displayed a gun. No one was arrested that day, and Hurtado was charged more than a week later.

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