Man sentenced to probation in cocaine/DUI case

Man sentenced to probation in cocaine/DUI case

URBANA — A Champaign man who possessed cocaine in his car when he was arrested for driving under the influence has been sentenced to probation.

Judge Tom Difanis sentenced Donald Goddard Jr., 43, whose last known address was in the 4800 block of Windsor Road, to four years of probation for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and a year of probation for the DUI, to be served concurrently.

In November, Goddard pleaded guilty to both offenses, admitting that on Aug. 9, 2011, he had cocaine on him when police stopped him about 2 a.m. for allegedly speeding.

Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said Goddard made a wide turn from Bradley Avenue on to Duncan Road and was stopped for speeding. Police found a cooler of Bud Light as well as empty beer bottles in his vehicle.

When police got him out to do field sobriety tests, they found cocaine on him and in another bag weighing 15.4 grams that dropped to the ground.

He was also ordered to pay fines in excess of $3,540.

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