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Brandon Fowler pled guilty Monday to reduced charges of driving under the influence, first offense, as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

Fowler, 29, was charged in the early morning darkness Aug. 2 when police saw him fail to stop at a red light.

When pursued, Fowler’s car swerved and hit a concrete wall on an overpass, the prosecutor said. And, earlier that night, he was involved in a hit and run at Wal-Mart, when he left the scene without proper reporting. He also failed a field sobriety test.

Lincoln County Judge Michael Piccolo sentenced Fowler to 10 days in jail on each of the two charges. Piccolo also continued the revocation of his driver’s license for a year and fined him $500.

But Piccolo set the jail sentences to run concurrently (at the same time) and gave him credit for five days served. 

Fowler was initially charged with: driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense; violation of a traffic control device; driving during revocation; open container of alcohol in the vehicle; refusal of a preliminary breath test; and refusal of a chemical blood alcohol test. 

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 8/7/2014
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