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Niagara man sentenced to jail for fourth drunk driving offense

FLORENCE, Wis. – A Niagara, Wis., man was sentenced to serve six months in jail after being convicted of his fourth drunk driving offense in five years.

Mark P. Mohr, 56, appeared in Florence County Court on Monday.

He pleaded no contest to one felony count of operating while intoxicated-fourth offense in five years.

Mohr had previously entered a plea of not guilty to that count, as well as one felony count of operating with prohibited alcohol concentration-fourth offense in five years.

The second count was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

Mohr was sentenced to serve six months in Florence County Jail, with credit for three days already served.

He must also participate in the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) program and pay about $2,135 in fines and court costs.

In addition, his driver’s license was revoked for 27 months and an ignition interlock device must be placed on all vehicles in his name for 27 months, commencing the date any license is issued to him.

The charges stem from a Feb. 21 incident in Aurora, Wis.

The criminal complaint in the case states Mohr was stopped by deputies from the Florence County Sheriff’s Department because the registration plate on his vehicle was covered with packed snow.

Deputies took Mohr into custody after they discovered his driver’s license was revoked and he had failed field sobriety tests.

According to court records, Mohr was previously convicted of operating while intoxicated causing great bodily harm in Florence County, operating while intoxicated in Marquette County, and operating while intoxicated-third offense in Marinette County.

Evan Reid’s e-mail address is ereid@ironmountaindailynews.com.