ESCANABA - An Escanaba man was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail for his third drunk driving conviction. He was arrested after his truck hit two vehicles this summer. He then fled from police who tackled him in a kiddie pool.
Michael Jon Bergeon, 24, was arrested on Aug. 29 after he allegedly struck two parked vehicles and drove away in a pickup truck. He eluded police in the vehicle, then on foot before being apprehended by an Escanaba Public Safety officer.
Prior to sentencing Bergeon in Delta County Circuit Court, Judge Stephen Davis commented that was a "wild ride" he went on that night, adding the defendant needs to now help himself lead a better life.
Bergeon was sentenced to nine months in the county jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, third offense. He was also sentenced to six months in jail for attempted assaulting/resisting/ obstructing a police officer. The sentences will be served concurrently.
Bergeon was given credit for 91 days already served in jail. He will be placed on probation for 18 months. He was ordered to do 300 hours community service. His vehicle will be immobilized for 12 months after he is released from jail. The judge also ordered him to pay $1,478 in fines and costs. Restitution will be determined.