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Court news: White Earth man gets 90 days in jail for fleeing and DWI

According to court records, the officer gave repeated commands for the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Lucifer, was attempting to open the driver's side door and was yelling for the officer to "shoot him." He was eventually placed under arrest.

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DETROIT LAKES — Dominque Natasha Lucifer (also known as Jason Michael Durant), 47, of White Earth has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor DWI.

According to court records, on the evening of April 8, a White Earth police officer clocked a silver car driving 67 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone in rural Becker County. The officer tried to pull it over, and saw a puff of smoke from the vehicle's exhaust as it sped up.

The officer began pursuing the vehicle, which did a U-turn in front of him at the intersection of County Road 34 and Bear Clan Drive near White Earth. The car spun out to avoid the officer’s PIT maneuver to force him to stop, and continued on Bear Clan Drive, where it eventually turned into a driveway.

The officer gave repeated commands for the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver, later identified as Lucifer, was attempting to open the driver's side door and was yelling for the officer to "shoot him." He was eventually placed under arrest.

While handcuffing Lucifer, the officer smelled the strong odor of alcohol. A man came across the street and told the officer that Lucifer had been drinking a lot during the day and had hopped into the car and took off.

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At the jail, Lucifer said that he would "refuse everything," and said that he had been drinking for three days and would take responsibility. He swore at the officer who read him the Minnesota Breath Test Advisory and said he was going to bed.

On June 2, Becker County District Judge Gretchen Thilmony sentenced Lucifer to 15 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed four years.

He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, with credit for 55 days served, and must pay $2,180 in fines and fees, including $1,000 restitution to the White Earth Police Department. He was ordered to get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, including aftercare, and was placed on supervised probation for four years.

Related Topics: BECKER COUNTY DISTRICT COURTCRIME AND COURTSPUBLIC SAFETY
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