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MARTIN COUNTY

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Speeding — Jeanette I. Keifert, 66, of Little Canada; William R. Hecht, 33, of Fairmont; Colton J. Hilgendorf, 23, of Welcome; Alicia A. Mason, 45, of Welcome; Udit B. Bhatnagar, 29, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Andrew W. Hedman, 29, of New Berlin, Wis.; Hunter W. Schofield, 19, of Truman; Ashley D. Cyphers, 33, of Elmore; Kristine M. Van Kleek, 58, of Milford, Iowa; each fined $125.

Ethan M. Harris, 21, of Jamestown, N.D.; fined $225.

Failure of driver approaching intersection to yield right-of-way — Anthony A. Aukes, 30, of Fairmont; fined $135.

Dog at large-first offense — Jorge L. Martinez, 25, of Fairmont; fined $135.

Open bottle law-possession — Reed A. Krieger, 18, of Blue Earth; fined $185.

Sammy A. Mendenhall, 43, of Northrop was convicted of domestic assault-intentionally attempts to inflict bodily harm on another; fined $585, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 87 days for one year, credit for time served three days, one year supervised probation, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing, cognitive skill training, attend counseling sessions with a licensed therapist, no assaultive behavior, remain law-abiding, sign releases of information as directed, follow all conditions set forth in the probation agreement, follow all state and federal criminal laws, report to agent as directed, advise agent prior to changing employment and/or residence, cooperate and be truthful with agent in all matters, notify agent if arrested and/or issued a summons, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, don’t ship/transport/possess/ receive firearms or ammunition if prohibited by law. An additional felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation was dismissed.

Christopher P. Ottjes, 29, of Frost was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; fined $85, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year unsupervised probation, provide copy of completed chemical assessment to the court, follow recommendations of assessment, attend MADD impact panel, no same or similar, remain law-abiding. Additional charges of fourth-degree driving while impaired, and failure to wear seat belt while in a motor vehicle, were both dismissed.

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