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Former KEYC anchor sentenced in DWI

Former KEYC Mankato news anchor Annie Stensrud, who became a brief YouTube sensation after a broadcast in which she appeared drunk, was sentenced to probation in a DWI case. Police stopped Stensrud in December, a few weeks after the broadcast, with a blood alcohol level of .31.
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The Mankato television news anchor who was arrested for driving while intoxicated several weeks after an on-air broadcast raised questions about her sobriety has been sentenced to probation.

Former KEYC Mankato news anchor Annie Stensrud was sentenced to one year in jail – but the sentence is stayed for two years if she follows terms of her probation, KEYC reports. Police stopped Stensrud in December with a blood alcohol level of .31.

She is no longer employed by the station, the Associated Press reports.

Here's the broadcast that raised eyebrows and got thousands of views:

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