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Ogema man sentenced for felony DWI

Mark Edward Foster, 41, of 38986 County Road 34, Ogema has been sentenced for felony DWI, .08 or more.

Another felony DWI charge and a gross misdemeanor charge of driving after his license was canceled were dropped in a plea agreement.

According to court records:

About 9:20 a.m. on June 5, White Earth tribal dispatch was informed that he may be driving while intoxicated on County Road 34.

A tribal police officer was dispatched to look for the car. He drove past an unoccupied car, and when he drove back to see if it was the suspect vehicle, the headlights came on and it did a sudden 180 degree turn.

Foster admitted to the officer that he had been drinking and driving. His blood alcohol level tested at .26 percent.

On Dec. 18 he was sentenced to 42 months in prison, execution of sentence stayed seven years. He was placed on supervised probation for seven years. He must serve 120 days in jail and another 60 days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense.

He was fined $4,500, with $3,000 of that stayed. Work release and STS privileges were granted and can be applied towards the fine. He must abstain from alcohol, get a chemical use assessment and follow the recommendations.