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Belview man found guilty of driving while impaired in the third degree

A Redwood County District Court jury has found a Belview man, Travis James Parker, 22, guilty of two counts of  Driving While Impaired in the Third Degree. 

According to court documents and testimony, Redwood County  deputies observed Parker’s vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 2nd Street and Lincoln Street in Redwood Falls around 8:30 p.m. on May 29, 2020.

The deputy activated his emergency lights, attempted to catch the vehicle, and witnessed it turn quickly onto South Halvorson Street, run the stop sign at South  Halvorson Street and East 4th Street, and proceeded towards Court House Square.

When the  deputy caught up to the vehicle, he observed Parker walking away from itand towards a  residence at 313 East 4th Street. The deputy caught up with Parker and observed he had bloodshot, watery eyes and an odor of alcohol . Parker was  asked to perform standardized field sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment on all four of  the tests administered. Parker was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and  transported to the Law Enforcement Center. Once there he provided a breath test which showed a  breath alcohol concentration of .19.  

Parker was sentenced September 15th at the Redwood County Courthouse to 15 days in  jail and placed on two years of supervised probation under the conditions he complete a  chemical use assessment and follow all recommendations of the assessment, abstain from the use  of alcohol, attend a MADD Victim Impact Panel, and remain law abiding and of good behavior.  


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