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Repeat offender sentenced to four months for MIP


A 20-year-old Havre man has been sentenced to four months in jail for his 19th underage drinking offense.

City Judge Joyce Perszyk sentenced Eric James Jones to the six-month maximum penalty for minor in possession of alcohol and then suspended two months.

Fines and court-ordered alcohol education classes are usually the punishment for the offense.

Persyk said she sentenced Jones to jail because of his extensive record.

"He's no stranger to my courtroom," Perszyk said.

Jones has appeared in City Court on misdemeanor charges nine times since January, Perszyk said. Some of those are still pen...

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