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Fourth DUI lands Mitchell man in jail

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

A Mitchell man received county jail time and a suspended five-year state prison term Tuesday for fourth-offense drunken driving.

Wesley Kelly, 37, was arrested in August for driving under the influence. He was in the Hardee’s drive-thru waiting for his food when he was seen drinking a beer.

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Kelly will serve 180 days in jail, starting with 45 days immediately. He will serve another 45 days in October 2015 and a final 45 days in October 2016.

Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered Kelly pay a $1,000 fine, $104 in court costs, $161 for a blood test and repay court-appointed attorney fees.

Bjorkman revoked Kelly’s driver’s license for five years, but authorized a permit to drive to and from work. Bjorkman also placed him on probation for seven years.

He will be on the 24/7 Sobriety program, complete any recommendations given through court services, and maintain a sponsor and attend Alcoholic Anonymous. He will avoid the state prison time if he abides by the terms of the sentence.

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