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Man charged with DWI

Stephen Neil Christensen, 51, of 189 Northland Estates, Jamestown, N.D., has been charged in Becker County District Court with first-degree DWI, .08 or more, and first-degree DWI, both felonies. He is also charged with driving after his license was canceled, a gross misdemeanor.

At about 2:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to Highway 59 and County Road 6 on a report of a car in the ditch.

Christensen was allegedly the driver of the 1997 Buick, and needed help from officers to get out of the car. He allegedly failed field sobriety tests, and his blood alcohol level tested at .24 percent. His license was canceled as inimical to public safety. He has three previous DWI convictions.

He appeared before District Judge Lisa Borgen, who set bail at $10,000, with conditions, or $20,000 without conditions.