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A former Norton County resident was sentenced at the February Motion day in connection with a traffic accident. DARRELL MOORE WAS ORIGINALLY CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF THIRD OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, FAILURE TO STOP AND REMAIN AT AN INJURY ACCIDENT plus several others.  THOSE CHARGES ARE IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED DECEMBER FIRST TRAFFIC ACCIDENT east of Almena THAT INJURED NIKI KINDERKNECHT OF ALMENA.  IN A PLEA AGREEMENT, MOORE PLED TO D.U.I., LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN INJURY ACCIDENT, NO LIABILITY INSURANCE AND DRIVING ON A REVOKED LICENSE WILL BEING A HABITUAL VIOLATOR.  THE OTHER CHARGES WERE WITHDRAWN.  He was sentenced to 12 months in the county jail on the DUI charge plus concurrent 12 month sentences for leaving the scene, and driving while a habitual violator.  Moore must serve 90 days then will be on probation.  Moore will be supervised by Community Corrections.  He will be allowed to transfer to Lyons County if he can find employment there.  He was fined 1,750 dollars for the DUI,  800 dollars for the no liability insurance, 400 dollar KBI lab fee, 195 in court costs, BIDS application fee, booking fee of 45 and court appointed attorney fees, according to Norton County Attorney Doug Sebelius.