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Former Duluth, Superior mayor sentenced for 3rd OWI

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MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The former mayor of both Superior and Duluth has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for his third Wisconsin drunk driving offense.  

Herb Bergson, who now lives in Waunakee, pleaded guilty in Dane County this week to a misdemeanor count of three-time OWI.

A plea agreement gave him a 20 day jail sentence plus two years of probation. Bergson is also losing his driver's license for three years, and he has to pay almost $1,900 in fines. He must also complete court-ordered treatment and stay sober during his entire sentence.  

Bergson was first convicted of drunk driving after he slammed into a bridge near Spooner in 2005, while going to a convention during his tenure as Duluth's mayor. Last fall, he was given a 22 day jail sentence for a second OWI.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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