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Published August 25, 2010, 07:46 AM

Prosecutor wants jail time for 93-year-old driver

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson says he will seek the mandatory punishment of 60 days in jail for a 93-year-old Oberon woman accused of driving offenses.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — Ramsey County State's Attorney Lonnie Olson says he will seek the mandatory punishment of 60 days in jail for a 93-year-old Oberon woman accused of driving offenses.

Faith Mitzel faces an Oct. 6 trial on misdemeanor charges of driving with a suspended license and not having insurance.

Olson says Mitzel has a history of dangerous driving. Her license was suspended following a May crash in which authorities say she hit two motorcycles, killing a woman. She was fined $20 but not criminally charged.

Mitzel was then stopped in early August on a traffic violation and arrested on the two misdemeanors.

Defense attorney Monty Stensland says seeking jail time for Mitzel in the current case would be an attempt to punish her for the May 19 crash.

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