A man from Sawyer County will serve eight and one-half months in jail in connection with his fourth drunk-driving conviction, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

In a deal with prosecutors, Jacob E. Bowersock, 27, of Exeland, pleaded guilty to one felony count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense, on Jan. 25. In exchange, the court dismissed misdemeanor charges of driving while revoked and failure to install an ignition interlock.

The original sentence was 330 days, but was reduced because of 74 days already served. Bowersock was fined $2,629 and ordered to pay within 60 days. His driver’s license was revoked for 33 months, and he was declared eligible for the state’s substance abuse and “challenge incarceration” (boot camp) programs while he serves his sentence.

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