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Published October 13, 2010, 04:50 PM

Mankato, MN Mayor Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driving

Mankato's mayor won't be serving any jail time after pleading guilty Wednesday to drunken driving and having an open intoxicant in his car.

By: Associated Press,

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Mankato's mayor won't be serving any jail time after pleading guilty Wednesday to drunken driving and having an open intoxicant in his car.

Fifty-seven days of a 60-day sentence in the Hennepin County workhouse were stayed. Mayor John Brady will spend the remaining three days doing community service.

Brady pleaded guilty to fourth-degree drunken driving and the open bottle charge. He must pay a $100 fine and complete a DWI program in Hennepin County.

The mayor was arrested last August after a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 394 in Golden Valley. He had been charged with four misdemeanors.

The Free Press says Brady told the sentencing judge that he looks at the incident as "an opportunity" and sees it as "a gift" to get his addiction under control.

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