County Official Pledges Sobriety amid Drunken Driving Arrest
BURKE, S.D. (AP) — The Charles Mix County state's attorney says he's sworn off alcohol since his arrest earlier this year for driving under the influence.
Scott Podhradsky tells The Daily Republic he hasn't had a drink of alcohol since his arrest in August.
The 54-year-old Podhradsky was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in jail with credit for one day served and the rest of the time suspended. He also paid $640 in fines and court costs, and lost his driver's license for a month.
Authorities said Podhradsky in August somehow ended up beneath a motorcycle he had been riding and registered a blood-alcohol content that was more than three times the legal limit.
Podhradsky says that anybody who drives a motorcycle with that that alcohol level is "dumb."
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