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DL man gets year in jail after being arrested twice in four months for DWI

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Mathew Allen Boswell, 24, of 200 West Union Street, Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to a year in jail for felony first-degree DWI (test refusal).

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According to court records: In the early morning hours of Oct. 25, Detroit Lakes police were called to his address on a report of a possible domestic disturbance there.

He sped away in his Ford F-150 pickup truck, and after being stopped by a police officer, took off running. He was caught by a K-9 unit and was uncooperative when arrested, swearing and challenging officers.

He refused to take a breath test, telling an officer at the jail "Just lock me in a cell." His license was canceled as inimical to public safety and he has three prior DWI convictions.

He was also sentenced for felony first-degree DWI incurred in a July 5 incident in which he tested .16 percent, after being pulled over by a deputy on Highway 34 who saw his Jeep pass a stopped car on the shoulder.

District Judge Peter Irvine sentenced him to four years in prison, imposition of sentence stayed seven years. He was placed on supervised probation for seven years. He must serve 365 days in jail and pay a $1,000 fine, plus court fees and restitution of $1,199. He must also submit to random UAs and drug and alcohol testing.

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