A 30-year-old Vergas man was sentenced to one year in jail on July 17 for driving with a blood alcohol level of more than four times the .08 percent legal limit. The man will be required to serve 40 days of the one-year sentence followed by six years of probation. The man received his sentence after entering a guilty plea to a charge of gross misdemeanor DWI. Three other misdemeanor charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
The man's vehicle was pulled over after a Vergas police sergeant observed the car drifting across the roadway. The officer also said that the driver of the vehicle did not appear to be wearing a saat belt. Authorities say that they had received reports of a vehicle being driven erratically containing two children not buckled into car seats. The sergeant says that the man admitted that he was intoxicated and should not have been behind the wheel. A breath test found the man's blood alcohol level to be .343 percent.