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A Twin Falls man was arraigned Tuesday in Twin Falls County Magistrate Court on seven misdemeanor charges in three separate cases.

It’s not rare for a person’s name to show up in arraignments twice in one day — often people are charged with misdemeanors and felonies stemming from the same incident that are separated into their own cases.

So when Joey Thomas Trevino’s name showed up three times in Tuesday’s arraignments, it wasn’t all that odd. Except for the fact that the 25-year-old Trevino was being charged for two separate incidents that happened about 20 hours apart.

Twin Falls arrested Trevino just before midnight Jan. 28 and again just after 7 p.m. Jan. 29.

Police arrested Trevino the first time when they said he was sleeping at the wheel of his 2004 Infinity at the intersection of Lincoln Street and Falls Avenue, court documents said. A man called to report seeing Trevino get out of the car and vomit, and when officers arrived he was asleep with a pipe in his hand and the gear in drive.

Officers say when they woke Trevino he tried hiding the pipe, which they later determined was used to smoke spice, court documents said. Trevino’s license was also suspended and he was arrested that night and charged Tuesday with possession of spice, possession of paraphernalia and driving without privileges.

The very next night police received a call about an Infinity that crashed in the landscaping of a business on Blue Lakes Boulevard North, court documents said. The caller reported the driver of the Infinity was “stumbling around as if he was intoxicated.”

When police arrived, Trevino was identified as the driver of the stuck car and told police he lost control because of road conditions, court documents said. Trevino spoke slowly, was unable to keep his balance and was confused about what happened.

Police arrested Trevino on suspicion of driving under the influence, but after a breathalyzer test showed he had no alcohol in his system, they determined he was under the influence of drugs, specifically a “central nervous system stimulant,” court documents said.

Trevino was arraigned on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, failure to provide proof of insurance, inhalation of intoxicants and unlawful use of a driver’s license.

Trevino’s bond was set at a combined $2,000 for all three cases and pretrial conferences in each case were scheduled for March 15.


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