June 9, 2022
May 24, 2022:
Magistrate Judge Rachel Newport presided over an arraignment hearing in the Petersburg District Court for Palmer H. Thomassen Jr. The defendant was present, but not in custody and pleaded not guilty to charges of DUI, refusal to submit to a breath test and reckless driving. Thomassen was released on his own recognizance and will retain his own lawyer. He must: obey all laws, appear at all hearings, maintain contact with attorney when retained, not consume or possess alcohol or go to any establishment where it is the primary source of business and not drive unless legally licen...