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Twelve beers, driving leads to prison

A man who admitted to drinking 12 beers before driving received a prison sentence for third-offense driving under the influence Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

A man who admitted to drinking 12 beers before driving received a prison sentence for third-offense driving under the influence Tuesday at the Davison County Public Safety Center in Mitchell.

Jerry David Little Bear, 39, was sentenced to the maximum punishment of two years in prison. He was ordered to pay $104 in court costs, $144.50 for blood testing and any court-appointed attorney fees.

Little Bear, who is already in prison for a separate offense and was on parole at the time of his arrest in February, will serve the sentence concurrently with other sentences.

His driver's license will be revoked for one year upon his release from prison.

Judge Sean O'Brien said Little Bear will receive credit for days served since his arrest.

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Little Bear was convicted of DUI in Minnehaha County in 2009 and in Davison County earlier this year.

Court records show he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.293 when arrested in February. The legal driving limit in South Dakota is 0.08.

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