Roque Santos pleads guilty to unlawful possession of firearm, DUI

A MAN arrested last year for driving under the influence when he rear-ended another vehicle and who was also found with a handgun and ammunition will be sentenced by Superior Court Judge Kenneth L. Govendo on March 26, 2018.

Former Division of Fish and Wildlife manager Roque Arriola Santos, 65, pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Under the plea agreement, Santos will be sentenced to prison between zero and one year and will be placed on supervised probation for five years. He will still be allowed to travel, subject to the approval by the Office of Adult Probation, provided that he pays all court costs, fines and fees, and complete community work service prior to his departure.

Joaquin Torres was Santos’s counsel while Assistant Attorney General Robert Glass Jr. appeared for the government.

According to the plea agreement, Santos was found in possession of a black Ruger P85 9mm handgun with an obliterated or changed number. He was also found driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.174 percent. Moreover, as he was being pulled over by the police, his SUV hit and rear-ended another vehicle, a Toyota 4runner.

Santos claimed that he found the handgun at his workplace during a routine check around the Marina Cove. Police said Santos was not a valid registered firearms carrier based on Department of Public Safety records.

Source: Marianas Variety :

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