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Man gets 42 months, stayed, for DWI

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Randall Lee Lund, 43, of 108 Wisconsin St., Callaway was sentenced to 42 months in prison -- stayed seven years -- after being charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of DWI.

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On May 28, a Detroit Lakes police officer was dispatched on a report of an intoxicated man about to drive away.

The officer saw the suspect vehicle, a Dodge pickup truck, leaving the area, and it nearly struck the squad car, according to court records.

The officer pulled the truck over and the driver, Lund, allegedly admitted driving while intoxicated. Hs blood alcohol level tested at.25 percent.

His license was canceled as inimical to public safety and he had seven prior DWIs from 1982 to 2005, according to court records.

Following the May arrest, he was charged with first-degree driving while impaired with a blood alcohol level of .08 or more and first-degree driving while impaired, as well as gross misdemeanor driving after his license was canceled and misdemeanor failing to provide insurance.

He pleaded guilty to the first charge on May 28 and the second and fourth charges were dropped in a plea agreement.

On Friday, District Judge Mark Hansen sentenced him to 42 months in prison, execution of sentence stayed seven years. He was placed on supervised probation and ordered to serve 180 days in jail and 30 days on electronic home monitoring.

He was fined $4,500, with $3,000 of that stayed. He is eligible for work release and the STS program, and was ordered to complete a chemical dependency program, abstain from alcohol and drugs, not drive, and stay out of bars.

On the third charge, to be served concurrently, he was sentenced to 365 days in jail, with 185 days stayed two years.

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