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Driver allegedly 3 times over limit

Published 9:32am Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Updated 11:34am Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Henning woman who allegedly drove drunk with nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in her system was charged with two felonies in Otter Tail County District Court.

Jane Barbara Post, 63, was charged Tuesday, Nov. 12 with two felony counts of DWI.

According to the criminal complaint, authorities responded at 7:42 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 to the report of a car in the ditch along State Hwy. 210 just east of Henning.

Post allegedly drove into a driveway, hit a trailer then drove away hitting a fence and getting stuck in a ditch. Authorities found her standing next to the vehicle with the keys in her hand, the report says.

She reportedly appeared intoxicated and could barely walk; she told authorities she had turned into the wrong driveway.

A preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol concentration to be 0.236.

The trailer that was hit was slightly bent, and the fences would need repairing, though an estimated damage value could not be determined, the report says.

Post has two prior DWI convictions, Feb. 5, 2004 and Sept. 11, 2006, and an implied consent refusal conviction July 29, 2005, the report says. Her driver’s license had a restriction that any alcohol use invalidated her license.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 26.

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