Jeffrey Wayne Johnson, 42, Brainerd, was sentenced Tuesday in Morrison County District Court to serve 42 months in prison for first-degree driving under the influence of alcohol, the Morrison County attorney's office said in a news release.
Johnson had been sentenced on April 9, 2008, to seven years probation. Johnson violated probation by drinking alcohol on two occasions late last year. He was ordered into treatment on March 18, but left the treatment facility after just two hours. Johnson was later arrested and found to have an alcohol concentration of .189. This was Johnson's eighth DUI conviction in 20 years.
Johnson asked Morrison County District Court Judge Conrad Freeberg for another chance at probation. Assistant Morrison County Attorney Todd Kosovich demanded a prison sentence calling the violation "intentional and inexcusable." Freeberg executed the 42-month prison sentence.
Woman receives prison sentence for sex crime probation violation
Robin Clara Peterson, was ordered Wednesday in Morrison County District Court to serve 13 months in prison for violating her probation, the Morrison County attorney's office said in a news release.
Peterson, 45, was on probation for possession of pornography involving minors. A 2005 investigation of a series of burglaries led to the house where Peterson lived in rural Morrison County. Seventy-three photographs of a naked, juvenile female were found on Peterson's personal computer. On July 24, 2006, Peterson entered a guilty plea to the charge. Peterson was placed on probation for up to five years. On Wednesday, Peterson admitted in court before Judge Douglas P. Anderson that she had failed to keep in contact with her probation agent. Peterson then requested that her entire prison sentence be executed.
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