South Dakota law elevates a third conviction for driving under the influence to a Class 6 felony, resulting in a potential maximum sentence of two years in prison, a fine of up to $4,000 and revocation of a driver’s license for at least one year.

A fourth-offense DUI conviction is a Class 5 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine and revocation of a driver’s license for a minimum of two years.

A fifth and subsequent DUI conviction is a Class 4 felony, punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, $20,000 in fines and revocation of a driver’s license for a minimum of three years.

Pennington County fifth-offense DUI:

  • Joshua Staub, 26, arrested Nov. 17, 2012; five-year sentence, suspended execution of sentence, three years probation, serve 90 days in jail, pay costs of $174 and $250 fine, attend MADD Victim Impact Panel, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Judge Janine Kern

Pennington County fourth-offense DUIs:

  • Evelyn Felix, 34, arrested April 13, 2013; serve two years in prison, pay costs of $354.25. Judge Jeff Davis
  • John Gallego, 35, arrested Nov. 17, 2012; four-year sentence, suspended execution of sentence, five years probation, serve 90 days in jail, pay costs of $512, attend two recovery meetings per week, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Judge Wally Eklund
  • Heath Jibben, 29, arrested June 9, 2012; five-year sentence, second suspended execution of sentence, five years probation, credit for 206 days in jail, pay costs of $306, attend two recovery meetings per week, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Kern
  • Eric Knott, 35, arrested Nov. 24, 2012; three-year sentence, suspended imposition of sentence, three years probation, serve 120 days in jail, pay costs of $200.25 and $500 fine, attend MADD Victim Impact Panel, attend two recovery meetings per week, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Kern

Pennington County third-offense DUIs:

  • Jacob McCoy, 23, arrested April 6, 2013; two-year sentence, suspended imposition of sentence, two years probation, serve 180 days in jail, pay costs of $426, attend AA or NA, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Davis
  • Angela Richmond, 37, arrested Jan. 3, 2013; two-year sentence, suspended execution of sentence, two years probation, serve 120 days in jail, pay costs of $215.25, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Judge Craig Pfeifle
  • Todd Wright, 46, arrested Nov. 18, 2012; two-year sentence, suspended execution of sentence, two years probation, serve 30 days in jail, pay costs of $434.50 and $500 fine, participate in 24/7 monitoring program. Judge Thomas Trimble

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