A jury trial was held on Monday, January 7, 2012 at the Stevens County Courthouse in Morris. Rochelle Jean Shepersky, age 26, of Benson, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor 4th Degree DWI. The jury found Ms. Shepersky guilty on both counts. Immediately following the verdict she was sentenced to thirty days jail that was stayed for a period of one year. The court ordered conditions of probation include paying fines and fees totalling $610.00 and completing a chemical use assessment and following the recommendations.
Ms. Shepersky had been driving in the city of Morris on April 14, 2012 at about 1:45 a.m. in the morning. Her vehicle was stopped by a Morris Police Officer after she committed several traffic violations. Ms. Shepersky acknowledged to the officer that she and her friends had just come from the bar and that she had consumed alcohol. She failed field sobriety testing and refused to submit to a preliminary breath test. She was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the Stevens County Law Enforcement Center Ms. Shepersky submitted to a breath test that resulted in a .10 alcohol concentration.
The Morris Police Department and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office completed the investigation.