St. Cloud man convicted of DWI [UPDATED]

Published 5:59am Monday, January 21, 2013 Updated 8:02am Monday, January 21, 2013

A St. Cloud man was convicted Thursday of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Derrick Peter Nyhus, 30, was sentenced to 120 days in Otter Tail County Jail, with 110 days stayed for six years. He is to serve 10 days in jail.

On Feb. 2, 2012 an anonymous tip to authorities led them to believe the defendant was consuming alcohol at a bar and was going to be driving.

Police arrived at the bar, but the defendant had already left. They authorities tracked down the driver’s vehicle and location and found the defendant outside the vehicle at the location. The authorities smelled alcohol on the defendant and asked him to perform sobriety tests. He could not pass the tests and was placed under arrest.

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