Phillips convicted of second degree DWI

Gilbert Levi Phillips, 43, Little Falls, was convicted Feb. 6, in district court, with one gross misdemeanor count of second degree DWI.

Little Falls police officers were dispatched July 27, 2012, to the scene of an accident where a Hummer, pulling out of a parking spot, was hit by a motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver, Phillips, was injured and bleeding. He left the scene of the accident and hid behind a garage on Second Street Northeast. He was located and an ambulance was summoned after officers noted Phillips’ hands and clothing were bloody and his legs were scraped.

Phillips told officers he was a passenger on the motorcycle and that he did not know the driver.

A breath test was administered which revealed an alcohol concentration of .126. Phillips was searched and marijuana was found.

Further investigation revealed the bike had been sold to him several months prior and that Phillips had not registered it. The license plate was also covered with blue tape.

Phillips was sentenced to 365 days in jail and given credit for 77 days spent in jail. He had 288 days stayed for three years, fined $165 and given supervised probation for three years.

Dismissed against Phillips was one felony count of first degree DWI and one gross misdemeanor count of driving after cancellation. Assistant Morrison County Attorney Todd Kosovich said some questions were raised since Phillips could not be found for some time after the incident.

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