Archived Story

Clitherall man sentenced to five years for DWI

Published 10:28am Thursday, April 4, 2013 Updated 12:32pm Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Clitherall man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for felony DWI-refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Dwight Eric Robertson, 64, was sentenced Tuesday, April 2 in Otter Tail County District Court. He pleaded guilty Jan. 15 to the DWI charge. A gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation charge was dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint, Robertson was stopped by authorities just before 5 p.m. Nov. 8, 2012 on 435th Avenue just north of County Hwy. 38 in Otter Tail County. A preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol level to be 0.17.

Robertson has two prior felony convictions for driving while impaired, one in Douglas County July 21, 2003 and one in Otter Tail County Sept. 8, 2003.


Editor's Picks

Eye on Otter Tail in clean water fight: Officials working with farmers to meet buffer regulations

The struggle over clean water and runoff pollution in Otter Tail County often starts with a picture. Technicians with the West Otter Tail Soil and ... Read more

Pharmacists looking to take larger role

Thrifty White: Patient prescription follow-ups could free up doctors Despite everything they are able to do, pharmacies are not recognized as health care providers under ... Read more

Plenty to do Memorial Day weekend

Services, lakes issues seminar, graduation highlight calendar We may not have had the April showers to bring May flowers, but now that temperatures are starting ... Read more

Historic resort marks 100 years

DENT — The Leonard Family, owners of East Silent Lake Resort, will celebrate the resort’s centennial this summer. They’ll be taking time to celebrate the ... Read more