A Douglas County jury Thursday convicted a 56-year-old Lawrence man of a DUI charge related to a December 2010 injury accident near Vinland.
According to District Attorney Charles Branson’s office, a sheriff’s deputy responded to the accident about 10 p.m. Dec. 30, 2010, in the 800 section of County Road 1055 and found a vehicle with heavy front-end damage in the road’s east ditch. Prosecutor Greg Benefiel, an assistant district attorney, said Edmonds was injured in the crash.
The state presented evidence taken from hospital blood samples to show his blood-alcohol content was above the legal limit, Benefiel said.
After a two-day trial, jurors deliberated for one hour Thursday before delivering Edmonds his second DUI conviction.
Edmonds faces up to one year in jail and a minimum $1,250 fine. District Judge Peggy Kittel is scheduled to sentence Edmonds July 20.