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Bingham Lake man sentenced in Redwood County Court for felony DWI

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A Bingham Lake man, Brian Timothy Haberman, age 62, was sentenced in Redwood County District Court for felony DWI after approaching a rural farmhouse and asking for help.

On the evening of Feb. 3 of 2020, a woman in rural Milroy contacted the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office to state an older man, Haberman, bleeding from the head and smelling of alcohol, had walked up her driveway. He stated he had gone into the ditch, and asked if she could help pull his car out. He also asked that law enforcement not be contacted. As Haberman left the property.

When Haberman was apprehended by a State Trooper near Dayton Avenue, he refused care from Vesta First Responders, and to take a preliminary breath test. He claimed that he hadn’t been driving the vehicle, and that a hitchhiker named “Jacob” had actually been the driver.

Sheriff’s deptuties found Haberman’s vehicle in the ditch, with one set of footprints leaving it, and an open bottle of vodka.

On April 8, Brian Timothy Haberman was sentenced for felony DWI to the correctional facility in St. Cloud to 42 months, stayed for seven years, 180 days local confinement, senteneced to seven years supervised probation, and charged fines and fees of $1,015.

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