Jail time ordered for 5th PACA Minneapolis man will spend two years on probation and nine months in jail for driving while with a prohibited alcohol concentration a fifth time.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Minneapolis man will spend two years on probation and nine months in jail for driving while with a prohibited alcohol concentration a fifth time.
Michael Floyd Christianson, 53, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court Sept. 4 to one count of fifth offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration. Along with the probation and jail time, he was ordered to pay a $1,802 fine, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, maintain absolute sobriety, submit to random urinalysis and provide a DNA sample. Christianson’s driver’s license was revoked for 36 months and he was ordered to install an ignition interlock. Additional counts of fifth offense operating while intoxicated and fifth offense operating with a restricted controlled substance were dismissed.
According to the criminal complaint:
Superior Police Officer Marc Letendre was nearly rear-ended by a truck driven by Christianson around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 17, 2012. The truck proceeded to follow the squad car at a very close distance for about two blocks. After allowing the vehicle to pass, Letendre activated his lights and siren and pulled the vehicle over. Christianson’s eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy, and the officer noticed an odor of intoxicants. The Minneapolis man told Letendre that he had just been released from the hospital at 9:30 p.m. and had “gone over to a friend’s house for a couple of beers.”