On Oct. 23, Morrison County District Courts convicted Leon Clarence Meyer, 33, Pierz, of one felony count of first degree DWI – having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 within two hours.
On July 19, 2012, after receiving a report of a man driving through a parking lot at a high rate of speed, hitting a curb and getting a flat tire, a Little Falls police officer located the suspect, Meyer, in a nearby apartment building.
Meyer admitted to driving the vehicle and took a portable breath test which read as 0.212 blood alcohol concentration. He failed other tests given and was placed under arrest.
Meyer’s driving record showed multiple prior DWI convictions.
Meyer was sentenced to five years in prison, stayed for seven years. He was given credit for the 462 days he spent in jail. He was fined $165 and given seven years of probation.
Todd Kosovich, assistant Morrison County Attorney, said the charge of first degree DWI – operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol was dismissed because Meyer pleaded guilty to one count of DWI and he could not be convicted of both.