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Notorious drunken driver sentenced for 27th DWI


WADENA -- One of the state's most notorious drunken drivers has been sent to prison for four years for his 27th driving while impaired conviction.

Danny Lee Bettcher, who has also spelled his last name Boettcher, was sentenced Jan. 14 in Otter Tail County District Court to four years in prison for his latest arrest, last May in New York Mills.

Bettcher, 57, has listed home addresses in Wadena and New York Mills.

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