Nineteen-year-old Pete Muller Jr. pled guilty on Tuesday to one count of first-degree criminal trespassing and one count of second-degree vehicle theft.
The case started on April 23 when Muller was accused of stealing a forklift and a truck while under the influence. He caused over $1,000 in damages to the vehicles.
Muller stole a Caterpillar RT80 forklift owned by the city of Ouzinkie to pull another vehicle out of a ditch, court documents read.
The Ouzinkie village public safety officer was advised Muller was responsible. During a pat down, the officer discovered a pill bottle containing marijuana in Muller’s pocket.
Muller originally faced felony charges of first-degree burglary and first-degree vehicle theft, and a misdemeanor for using a controlled substance. His charges were reduced in a plea deal.
Muller received a three-year probation, and was fined $1,000 with $1,000 suspended. He also will have to complete 80 hours of community work service.