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Jail time given for first-degree DWI offense

RED WING -- A woman who pleaded guilty March 8 in Goodhue District Court to first-degree driving while impaired was sentenced April 8 to 160 days in jail.

Carmen Lee Finger, 42, of Northfield, was also sentenced to four years in prison, but that was stayed for seven years.

The complaint alleges a law enforcement officer went to a Dennison home Oct. 21 because of a report of a woman who refused to leave.

The owner of the home said the woman, later identified as Finger, appeared to be intoxicated. She said she came to the house because she was looking for her boyfriend. She left, but returned and refused to leave.

When the officer smelled alcohol on her breath, Finger said someone else had driven her to the home. That person denied Finger's statement.

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