WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was sentenced to 180 days in jail after being convicted of refusing to submit to a breath test, an action related to his fourth DWI-related incident.
Magok Ater, 33, was convicted Tuesday of the felony offense in Nobles County District Court. He was ordered to serve the 180 days on a staggered sentence, the first of which he'd already completed by Tuesday's sentencing.
Up to 150 days are abatable with the recommendation from probation. He was also sentenced to spend 30 days annually for five years on supervised electronic alcohol home monitoring.
He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, a portion of which may be satisfied by community work service.
Two other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Ater was arrested in June after drifting his vehicle over the fog line, nearly striking the curb, in the Minnesota 60 and Interstate 90 roundabout. A preliminary breath test indicated an alcohol concentration of .216%. He reportedly refused to take a second breath test when instructed.