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Man sentenced for chase, DWI

A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

Mark Stephen Jacobson, 56, of 21839 North Pearl Lake Road, Detroit Lakes, was given a stay of adjudication on the felony charge, on conditions including completion of five years’ probation and payment of $1,085 in fines and fees. If he successfully completes probation, the charge will be dismissed.

On the gross misdemeanor charge, he was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 175 days stayed on conditions including up to six years of supervised probation and payment of a $75 fine.

According to court records, Jacobson was behind the wheel of a vehicle parked alongside the road no County Road 6 at around 9 a.m. on Feb. 16.

Two deputies pulled up in a squad car next to him and when he showed signs of intoxication, they indicated that he should wait there while they backed up their vehicle and parked behind him.

While they were doing that, Jacobson took off, and a brief chase ensued, ending in the garage of his residence. After initially refusing to perform field sobriety tests, he later acquiesced, and a breath test indicated his blood alcohol level was at .24 at 9:47 a.m.