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WADENA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man with 27 drunken driving convictions is back behind bars just 40 days after leaving prison.

Danny Bettcher of New York Mills is being held at the Wadena County Jail for allegedly violating the terms of his release.


Sarah Berg of the Minnesota Department of Corrections tells The Forum newspaper ( that Bettcher was apprehended Saturday after he was allegedly seen in an establishment that serves alcohol, and was consuming alcohol. Both are violations of his parole.

Bettcher was released from prison on Oct. 29 after more than three years behind bars from previous alcohol-related offenses. The conditions of his release required him to stay sober.

A court hearing with the Minnesota Department of Corrections will take place on Tuesday.

The jail does not take messages for inmates.


Information from: The Forum,

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