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Gibney hearing, trial delayed

It was announced on October 22 by Vista Court representatives that both the readiness conference and trial start date for Deborah Gibney, 48, a Fallbrook woman being prosecuted for an alleged violation of the San Diego County Social Host Ordinance (SEC 32.1503) and delaying or obstructing a peace officer, have been delayed.

The readiness hearing that was supposed to take place October 22 has been postponed until November 19. The trial start date has been moved from December 23 to January 25.

Gibney, who authorities said has pleaded not guilty, will face charges of violating the county’s Social Host Ordinance in an incident that occured at her Fallbrook residence on June 10.

Authorities claim Gibney allowed a party to take place at her house where minors were openly consuming alcohol.

It was reported by the Sheriff’s Department that between 75 and 100 teens were at the residence when officers arrived and between 10 and 15 of those had became ill from consuming alcohol.

Authorities said it appeared that Gibney did not provide the alcohol for the party but also did not attempt to limit or monitor the alcohol consumption that was taking place on her property, thereby placing the teens in danger.

Deputy District Attorney Robert Eacret is prosecuting the case.

If found guilty of violating the Social Host Ordinance, Gibney could face up to six months in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

If found guilty on the charge of delaying or obstructing a peace officer, Gibney could be sentenced to up to one year in jail.


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