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April 19, 2014

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Burton’s DUI trial postponed again

Former Boulder City Councilwoman Karla Burton's trial on driving under the influence charges Sept. 10 was postponed for the third time since her arrest last year.

Bruce Nelson, deputy district attorney, said one witness could not make the court date.

A new trial date was set for Nov. 19 in Las Vegas Justice Court at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.

On Feb. 6, 2007, Burton was arrested after Boulder City police saw her in her car at a gas station parking lot on Nevada Highway, according to police records. She was charged with DUI after failing a field sobriety test, records say. Her blood alcohol content was .274, more than three times the legal limit of .08, police records say.

Burton originally was scheduled to stand trial Oct. 17, 2007, before Justice of the Peace William Jansen. That date was delayed until March because Jansen had a medical appointment.

Burton's attorney John Watkins requested a delay of the March trial, saying he was missing a videotape of the arrest, and the Sept. 10 date was set.

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