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Probation, jail given in Mitchell DUI case

A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation and 90 days in jail for third-offense drunken driving. Shawn King, 40, also known as Shawn Buffington, was arrested for drunken driving Oct. 6 after he was pulled over for speeding ne...

A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation and 90 days in jail for third-offense drunken driving.

Shawn King, 40, also known as Shawn Buffington, was arrested for drunken driving Oct. 6 after he was pulled over for speeding near the intersection of Second Avenue and Foster Street in Mitchell. A blood test found his blood alcohol content was 0.22 around the time of his arrest. The legal limit for driving in South Dakota is 0.08.

King pleaded guilty to the charge on Jan. 15.

Because King has two prior DUI convictions within the last 10 years, he pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss several misdemeanor charges in exchange for King's guilty plea.

In addition to probation and jail time, King's driver's license was revoked for one year and he was fined $500.

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