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Man who has never had a driver's license, picked up for DUI

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Pago Pago, AMERICA SAMOA — A 25-year-old male convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) two months ago was ordered by the court not to operate any moving vehicle in the territory for the 6 months of his probation.

Malo Ulua’i, who never applied for a driver’s license appeared in District Court yesterday morning for his pretrial conference, however, his defense attorney, Bob Stuart informed the court that they have reached an agreement with the government.

Under the terms of the plea agreement by both sides, and accepted by the court, Leulua’i agreed to plead guilty to DUI.

By his guilty plea, Leulua’i admits that on Mar. 13th, 2020, he was intoxicated and loud while operating a vehicle on the public highway.

Judge Elvis P. Patea sentenced Leulua’i to 6 months probation under the condition that he visit Probation every month and stay away from alcohol. Patea also told the defendant that his privilege to operate a vehicle on a public highways or attempting to obtain a valid drivers license is suspended for the next 6 months.

He was also ordered to pay a fine of $150.