Former Duluth, Superior mayor in jail for alleged probation violation

He was convicted last year after crashing into a tree.
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The former mayor of both Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, is in custody after allegedly violating his probation.

Herbert Bergson, 63, was booked into Douglas County Jail on Nov. 12, and according to Tuesday's jail log is still being held there.

Bergson served as the mayor of Duluth between 2004 and 2008, when he was succeeded by Don Ness.

Prior to that, he served as mayor of Superior between 1987 and 1995.

He was convicted last year in relation to an incident that saw him crash his car into a tree in Lake Nebegamon in February 2018.

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His sentence was for one year of probation after he pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer and failing to install an ignition interlock device, which WDIO reports was required as part of a previous DWI conviction.

The TV station notes that Bergson had been released from a probation hold on Oct. 15 due to a medical issue, but a warrant was issued on Oct. 31 when he didn't report to his probation officer.

Bergson, who is a former police officer, has been convicted on multiple occasions of DWI, the third of which in 2014 landed him in jail for 20 days.

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