Former Mitchell man gets jail, probation for third DUIJay Grabinski, 32, was arrested shortly after fleeing the scene of a traffic crash on July 12.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A former Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail and three years on probation for third-offense drunken driving.
Jay Grabinski, 32, was arrested shortly after fleeing the scene of a traffic crash on July 12 on Interstate 90 near Mitchell. He was initially charged with fourth-offense drunken driving and failing to stop for an accident.
Grabinski later pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of third-offense drunken driving.
In addition to jail and probation, Judge Tim Bjorkman ordered Grabinski to pay $2,458 in restitution to the victims in the crash.
Grabinski was ordered to serve his jail time in segments starting with 45 days immediately and then 45 days starting July 1, 45 days starting Jan. 1, 2014, and 45 days starting July 1, 2014. His driver’s license was revoked for two years.
Grabinski now lives in Sioux Falls to attend Southeast Technical Institute.