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Detroit Lakes man gets four years in prison for DWI, fleeing peace officer

Samuel Allen Stone, 48, of 214 Central St., Detroit Lakes has been sentenced to four years in prison for felony first-degree DWI.

Another felony DWI charge was dropped in a plea agreement. A third charge, felony fleeing a peace office in a motor vehicle, will be served concurrent to the first charge,

According to court records:

On Feb. 16, a police officer saw him driving in Ogema and noticed that the tail lights on his vehicle were not working. When the officer attempted to pull him over, he noticed that Stone looked back at him but would not stop.

He pursued Stone at speeds of 45-65 mph until another officer deployed stop sticks that deflated the tires in Stone's vehicle. Even then, he would not get out of the car, and had to be dragged out by officers.

"I'm drunk again, you got me, I'm going back to prison,' he told the officers.

Stone's blood alcohol level tested at .20 percent. He has six prior DWI convictions.

He pleaded guilty Aug. 1 and was sentenced Monday by District Judge Peter Irvine to 48 months in prison. He was granted credit for jail time served and ordered to pay a $50 fine from his prison earnings.