Minnesota: Lake County Commissioner Derrick Lee Gourtermont plead guilty to DUI, said he ‘had a bad day’

This politician’s ‘bad day’ could have been your last day on earth…

From Duluth News Tribune
Longtime Lake County Commissioner Derrick Lee Goutermont has pleaded guilty in State District Court to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol on March 20.

“It was my mistake,” Goutermont told the News-Chronicle this week. “It was a bad judgment after a long day.”

District Court Judge Mark Munger sentenced Goutermont, 53, of Silver Bay, to three days of home confinement and two years of supervised probation. He also was ordered to pay $810 in fines and court fees and must attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving impact panel, complete a DWI program and abstain from alcohol use.

Goutermont was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office near Beaver Bay in the early hours of Jan. 16 and booked at the Lake County Jail for driving while intoxicated.

According to the criminal complaint, his blood-alcohol level was 0.21,  ….MORE

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