Atwater Man Sentenced in Felony DUI 19 Sep 13

An Atwater man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Wednesday on a felony charge for driving while impaired for attempting to drive a vehicle while he was intoxicated in July.

The West Central Tribune reports 58-year-old Elgene Wayne Mahn was sentenced to 36 months in prison, which was stayed, plus a five-year conditional release period, seven years of probation, 365 days in jail and a $1,500 fine.

As part of his sentence handed down by District Judge Michael J. Thompson in Kandiyohi County District Court, Mahn was also ordered to follow the recommendations of a chemical use assessment, to not use or possess drugs or alcohol and to submit to electronic alcohol monitoring.

According to the court file, Mahn had 10 prior convictions for drunken driving dating back to 1974, including three prior convictions in the last 10 years.

The current charges were filed after a Kandiyohi County sheriff’s deputy was called around 5:20 p.m. July 13 to County Park 4 at Salisbury Beach in Spicer regarding an extremely intoxicated person attempting to drive a vehicle.