Man Charged With Multiple Felonies Arraigned in District Court

An arraignment hearing was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court in Sheridan for 29-year-old Juan Cardenas, who is charged with two counts of Felony DUI, one for causing serious bodily injury and the other for what would be his fourth DUI conviction in 10 years, which is a felony in Wyoming. Cardenas pleaded not guilty to both of the charges at Tuesday’s hearing. District Court Judge Darci Phillips scheduled a three-day trial for October 24 and set the pretrial conference for September 22 at 9:30 am. If convicted, Cardenas faces up to 17 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000.

According to court documents, Cardenas was arrested on April 4 in Sheridan after an officer with the Sheridan Police Department responded to a report of a single motorcycle crash near the intersection of West 5th Street and Mydland Road. Cardenas crashed the motorcycle, resulting in serious, extensive injuries to the female passenger. The motorcycle did not belong to Cardenas and his license was suspended at the time of the crash due to previous DUI convictions. The motorcycle was traveling at an estimated speed of 60 to 70 mph at the time of the crash.

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