Austin, MN (Learfield Wire Services/TTWN Media Networks) -- A Mower County commissioner will avoid jail time by pleading guilty to charges related to a traffic stop near Austin last month. 69-year-old Tim Gabrielson received one year of probation after entering guilty pleas to third-degree D-W-I and carrying a pistol while under the influence.

The criminal complaint says Gabrielson nearly hit an off-duty police officer when leaving a bar in Austin on September 7th. A blood test revealed his alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. Gabrielson had an unloaded pistol and a magazine containing six rounds when he was pulled over.

His term on the Mower County Board runs through 2021.

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