TYNDALL — A man charged in February with driving drunk and assaulting officers in Avon was convicted of a second-offense DUI on May 12.
Avery Thompson, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 10 days in jail with eight days suspended and credit for two days served for the Class 1 misdemeanor, for which his license was revoked for one year.
On Feb. 12, law enforcement responded to an Avon bar from which Thompson was said to have driven away while intoxicated. When stopped and walked back to a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper's vehicle, he was alleged to have tried to bite the trooper's hand, and two bags of marijuana were said to have been found in Thompson's vehicle's center console, according to court documents.
Thompson was later alleged to have kicked one trooper in the chest and another near the face. He was arrested and charged with both aggravated and simple assault against a law enforcement officer, possession of two ounces of marijuana or less and a second-offense DUI.
The remaining charges were dismissed May 12 when Thompson pleaded guilty to the DUI. He was ordered to pay $1,021 in fines and court costs.