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Circuit Court: May 23, 2009
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Green CountyFelonies• The court Monday scheduled a July 7 district attorney conference for Joel A. Hale, 36, Browntown, who pleaded not guilty to drunken driving charges.Court records allege he was intoxicated while driving April 30 in Monroe.He is charged with drunken driving, fifth- or sixth-offense, and driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration, fifth- or sixth-offense, both class H felonies. He faces up to 12 years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines, if convicted.He remains free on a$3,000 signature bond.• Scott Simpson, 46, Monroe, remains free on a $1,000 signature bond after making his initial appearance Tuesday for drug possession.Court records allege he had about 4 grams of marijuana in his possession May 6 in Washington township.He is charged with possession of marijuana, a class I felony. He faces more than three years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, if convicted.His preliminary hearing is June 8.• The court May 15 scheduled a June 30 district attorney conference for Jonathan Mack, 21, Monroe, who pleaded not guilty to attempting to flee an officer.Court records allege he failed to stop and increased his vehicle's speed when signaled by officers April 6 in Monroe.He is charged with attempting to flee an officer, a class I felony.