Man receives probation for front-end loader DUI |

Man receives probation for front-end loader DUI

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A Stateline man who was arrested in February after allegedly assaulting police officers with a front-end loader while under the influence was sentenced to probation and time served this week.

Visiting Judge C. Anders Holmer sentenced Steve Beattie to 134 days in El Dorado County Jail and three years of supervised probation during a Thursday hearing in South Lake Tahoe.

Holmer also ordered Beattie to pay more than $2,000 in fines and fees and attend a 18-month substance abuse treatment program.

In April, Beattie pleaded no contest to driving under the influence, evading police and obstructing police, according to court documents.

Beattie has already served the jail time and completed a 30 -day residential treatment program. Beattie said he will regularly attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings until he can be placed in a transitional living program.

Following Thursday’s hearing, Beattie said he would like to clear some things up regarding the police account of the incident, but declined immediate comment.