Former Wisconsin and Minnesota mayor in jail after OWI

Prison cell file photo.
File photo.

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A former mayor of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin is jailed in southern Wisconsin after being convicted of second-offense operating while intoxicated.

Herb Bergson is serving a 22-day sentence in Sauk County after a jury convicted him in the May 6th, 2012 incident in Baraboo.

A judge also fined Bergson $1,235 and revoked his driver’s license for 15 months.

In 2005, when he was mayor of Duluth, Bergson pleaded no contest to OWI after a crash in Wisconsin’s Washburn County.

Bergson sought re-election as his first term as Duluth mayor ended in 2007, but was eliminated in the primary.  Earlier, he was mayor of Superior.

WDIO-TV reports Bergson also faces trial for a third alleged OWI in Dane County in September.  A pre-trial hearing is set for February 12th.

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