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Dent man gets jail for vehicle negligence

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Christopher Stephen McIlvain, 35, of Dent, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court on July 24 following a gross misdemeanor conviction of operating a vehicle with negligence while under the influence of alcohol.

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His conviction follows an incident that took place June 20 at the intersection of Highway 35 and 360th Street, near Dead Lake, southwest of Dent. Just before 6 p.m., McIlvain struck the driver of another vehicle. Charges pertain to leaving the scene of an accident and refusing to submit to a chemical test were dismissed in a plea agreement.

McIlvain will serve 40 days in the county jail. A total of 325 days of confinement was stayed for six years. He also will take part in a chemical assessment coordinated by Otter Tail County Human Services.

Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent

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