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Mitchell man charged with his third DUI

A Mitchell man was arrested for drunken driving shortly after 9:30 p.m. April 20 after a law enforcement officer allegedly saw him driving on the wrong side of Burr Street in Mitchell.

A Mitchell man was arrested for drunken driving shortly after 9:30 p.m. April 20 after a law enforcement officer allegedly saw him driving on the wrong side of Burr Street in Mitchell.

According to court documents, Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink saw Sostenes M. Alvarez, 54, driving north in the southbound lane of Burr Street. Alvarez then turned around in the middle of the roadway and began driving south toward Norway Avenue, where he turned west, court documents say. Brink pulled behind Alvarez and turned on his emergency lights and Alvarez pulled over in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.

During the traffic stop, Brink noticed the smell of alcohol on Alvarez's breath and saw a beer can in the center console of his vehicle, court documents say. After allegedly failing a series of field sobriety tests, Alvarez was arrested and charged with third-offense drunken driving, a felony with a maximum punishment of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine, and two misdemeanors.

Alvarez is scheduled to appear in court in May.

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