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Gillette man given suspended sentence for DUI with kids in the vehicle

A Gillette man has been given a suspended sentence on a felony charge of driving under the influence while his two minor children were present in the vehicle after being caught speeding on Pine Haven Rd.

On July 2, 2022 a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was stationary on Pine Haven Rd. at around 9.18 p.m. when he observed a vehicle approaching at a higher rate of speed than the posted 20 mph. As the vehicle passed the deputy’s position, it allegedly accelerated to 34 mph and almost drove off the roadway.

The deputy reports that he conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver,...

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