Ex-mayor jailed in Wisconsin after OWI conviction

CREATED Jan 18, 2014

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BARABOO - A former mayor of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., is jailed in southern Wisconsin after being convicted of second-offense operating while intoxicated.

Herb Bergson is serving a 22-day sentence in Sauk County after a jury convicted him in the May 6, 2012, incident in Baraboo.

A judge also fined Bergson $1,235 and revoked his driver's license for 15 months.

In 2005, when he was mayor of Duluth, Bergson pleaded no contest to OWI after a crash in Wisconsin's Washburn County.

Bergson sought re-election as his first term as Duluth mayor ended in 2007, but was eliminated in the primary. Earlier, he was mayor of Superior.

WDIO-TV reports Bergson also faces trial for a third alleged OWI in Dane County in September. A pre-trial hearing is set for Feb. 12.