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Drunk driver who crashed into house serve jail time, electronic home monitoring

Lori Sorenson

A drunk driver who crashed her vehicle into a Luverne house has been sentenced in Rock County District Court.
Reports show that Maren Jane Overgaard, 45, had a blood alcohol content of .363 when she crashed a 2006 GMC Envoy into Bill and Pauline Martin’s home on Luverne Street Wednesday, June 10.
The legal blood alcohol limit for driving is .08.
The Martins were home at the time of the crash at 9:54 p.m. and were uninjured. Overgaard was taken by ambulance to Sanford Luverne where she was treated and released.
She was later booked at the Law Enforcement Center for first-degree damage to property and driving while impaired.
Overgaard was convicted of DWI and served four days in the Nobles County Jail from Sept. 4-7.
The offense is a gross misdemeanor, but Overgaard received a stay of imposition, which means the conviction will be recorded as a misdemeanor if she successfully completes probation.
According to the sentence order filed Sept. 4 in Rock County District Court, Overgaard will be on supervised probation for two years and electronic home monitoring for 20 days.
The conditions of probation are that she complete an alcohol assessment and comply with its recommendations, attend a MADD impact panel, abstain from alcohol and drugs and submit to random testing.
Overgaard was ordered to pay fines and fees totaling $1,110, plus restitution once that amount is established. The fine was taken from cash bail that she posted and the balance of the bail was refunded to her.

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