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Brodhead man gets 18 months for drunk driving
MONROE - A Brodhead man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison on two drunk-driving offenses, his third and fourth.

Timothy David Kennedy, 35, appeared in court Monday on three Class H felony counts of fourth-offense driving while intoxicated, fourth-offense driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration and felony bail jumping; and two unclassified felony counts of third-offense driving while intoxicated and third-offense driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration.

Kennedy's most recent charges stem from an incident Nov. 23, when he drove off the roadway at the intersection of 13th Avenue and 14th Street, striking a telephone pole and the side of a house.

That offense happened about three months after his previous drunk-driving offense, when he was found in his vehicle in a ditch, smelling of alcohol with a 4-year-old child in the car.

Kennedy's attorney, Tara Kleinhans, said Kennedy would be sentenced to four years of probation with one year of conditional jail time on the fourth-offense charges, to be served consecutively with a six-month jail term on the third-offense charges.

In addition, Kennedy was fined a total of $3,000, had his license revoked for four years, and will be required to equip his vehicle with an ignition interlock device for four years after his license is restored.