MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was sentenced to four and a half years in prison after he was arrested and charged on his 28th DWI.
The Otter Tail County judge sentenced 65-year-old Danny Lee Bettcher last week. He had already begun to serve his sentence at St. Cloud Prison.READ MORE: Kim Fields Hopes 'Adventures In Christmasing' Inspires People To Come Out Of Their Comfort Zone
Bettcher was arrested in September after leaving a VFW post in New York Mills.READ MORE: Crews Knock Down Large Fire In North Minneapolis Home Under Renovation
The complain said that Bettcher was spotted by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy, who had also been at the VFW. The officer saw Bettcher drinking and contacted authorities.
Police said they pulled Bettcher over after he blew through a stop sign, and was observed driving from 10 to 15 mph on Highway 10 while swerving.MORE NEWS: COVID In Minnesota: 4,511 Newly Reported Cases Over The Weekend; 44 More Deaths
Bettcher eventually told the officer he was “way over” the limit and that he should be taken to jail.