ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A blood tech who offered passes for women on DWI tests learned late Wednesday afternoon that he will spend six years in prison. But Jayson Bice pulled out all the stops to avoid getting sentenced Wednesday.
Bice, 46, tried to fire his public defender and tried to have the New Mexico State Supreme Court take up his case, but that didn’t work. The hearing before Judge Briana Zamora would go on.
One victim propositioned by Bice at the Alliance Drug Testing lab in 2012 said she still has monthly nightmares about how he conducted himself and his subsequent offer.
Antoinette Osborne said, “This man is a predator who seeks out young and vulnerable women. He’s highly skilled at his approach and knows the law inside and out.”
Osborne called her attorney and turned Bice into police for the arrangement he sought.
Bice’s attorney argued his actions were more akin to sexual harassment, but prosecutors painted a pattern of Bice preying on women dating back to 1992. They argued because of his criminal history, he should be locked up for 12 years in prison.
Prosecutor Jeres Rael said, “Mr. Bice has been a predator in our community, and the worst thing about him is he’s smart enough to adapt.”
Speaking in court, Bice said, “I admit that I have done things that I’m not at all proud of.” He argued for probation.
After he serves his six years in prison, Bice will be on probation, on a GPS monitor and cannot work as a blood tech. He was remanded into custody immediately after his sentence.
A jury earlier convicted Bice of extortion and acceptance of a bribe. He pled guilty in April to two other extortion counts. All of Bice’s cases involving the blood test fixes were merged into one.