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Minnesota's DWI record holder arrested

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That didn't take long.

The man believed to hold the state record for drunken driving convictions – 27 – was back in jail just 40 days after being released from a three-year stint in prison, the East Otter Tail Focus reports. Danny Bettcher was arrested Dec. 8 after he was found drinking in a bar, a parole violation, the newspaper says.

He's now due back in court Dec. 18.

Bettcher is well known for his offenses in central Minnesota.

Bettcher was part of a Star Tribune 2010 series on drunken driving and the toll it takes on Minnesota. He said the state ought to focus on building treatment centers, not prisons, for repeat DWI offenders.

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