The judge knew Sgt. Joseph Serna had been through a lot. The former Special Forces soldier did four combat tours in Afghanistan over a nearly two-decades-long career with the U.S. Army. Serna has appeared before the judge dozens of times and confessed that he lied about a recent urine test. The judge sentenced Serna to one day in jail, then drove Serna to the jail in a neighboring county.
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