Hudson man gets 60 days in jail for third DUIChad Tesch, 31, pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to the charge after he was arrested May 8 in Davison County.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Hudson man was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail and one year of probation for third-offense drunken driving.
Chad Tesch, 31, pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to the charge after he was arrested May 8 in Davison County.
Judge Rodney Steele sentenced Tesch to a suspended 18-month prison sentence, put Tesch on probation for one year and ordered he serve 60 days in jail. Steele also revoked Tesch’s driver’s license for one year.
Tesch has served in the South Dakota National Guard for 14 years, did a 16-month tour in Iraq in 2003 and now works as a mechanic for the Guard in Lincoln County.
With this conviction, Tesch told Steele he will almost certainly be forced out of the military and lose his job.
Steele is giving Tesch until Jan. 2, 2013, to begin serving his jail time.