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Chris Bunnis, right, with his fiancée Jennifer Benzick and their 1-year-old son, Jackson. The Detroit Lakes native credits drug court with helping him get a second chance at life. Vicki Gerdes/DL NEWSPAPERS

Sober and loving it

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When Chris Bunnis’s car was pulled over by a Becker County squad car for a traffic stop outside Audubon in April 2011, he knew he was in trouble.

Not only was he driving without a valid driver’s license, but there was a glass pipe — of the kind commonly used to smoke methamphetamine — lying on the floor of the vehicle.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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