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NM's Mesalands president sentenced for DWI

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) - The president of Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, Phillip Barry, has been sentenced to New Mexico's first offender program after being convicted of driving under the influence.

Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson says Barry's sentence includes a year of deferred supervised probation.

He must install an ignition interlock in his vehicle for one year, attend a victim impact panel and complete 24 hours of community service.

Barry was arrested on Oct. 16, 2009, in Albuquerque, and was convicted earlier this month of driving under the influence.

A police report says Barry was stopped driving 45 mph in a 35 mph zone and showed distinct signs of intoxication.

Authorities say he failed field sobriety tests, and breath test results were 0.11 and 0.12. The legal limit is 0.08.

Information from: Clovis News Journal, http://www.cnjonline.com

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