Mitchell man gets jail for 3rd-offense DUIA Mitchell man received a suspended execution of sentence for a third-offense driving under the influence, which is a felony.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell man received a suspended execution of sentence for a third-offense driving under the influence, which is a felony.
Judge Sean O’Brien sentenced Ronald Hveem, 33, to two years in the South Dakota State Penitentiary but suspended that sentence pending some terms and conditions. Hveem will serve 50 days in the Davison County Jail and pay court costs and fees.
Philip Carlson, Hveem’s attorney, said Hveem has been attending aftercare classes, is in Alcoholics Anonymous, has an AA sponsor and is willing to be on the 24/7 Sobriety program. He is employed full time, and O’Brien agreed to work release.
Because Hveem remained a law-abiding citizen and has done well in treatment and at work, Davison County State’s Attorney Pat Smith said he is willing to agree with a suspended execution of sentence.
“This is your fifth offense DUI,” O’Brien said to Hveem, referring to some older convictions that don’t count against his current case. “I just want to warn you, this is it. You’ve been given plenty of chances before.”