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Faribault, MN (KROC AM News) - A southern Minnesota state lawmaker who was arrested on a DWI charge has pleaded guilty to a careless driving count.

Senator John Jasinski of Faribault was arrested Oct. 3rd and charged with a misdemeanor DWI count and careless driving.

The 54-year-old Republican pleaded not guilty in December.

Last week he changed his mind and entered a guilty plea to the careless driving count.

As part of a plea agreement, the DWI charge was dismissed. He was given a stayed 90-day jail sentence and will be on probation for up to one year.

Jasinski was also ordered to pay nearly $300 in fines and fees and to undergo a chemical dependency evaluation.

Jasinski made news earlier this month when a bill he co-authored was given a hearing in the Senate. Among those who testified was Arik Mattson, the Waseca police officer Jasinski honored with the bill:

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