South Dakota State football coach pleads no contest to DUI

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State University football coach John Stiegelmeier has pleaded no contest to drunken driving.

Stiegelmeier was arrested Jan. 27 and later apologized for what he said was a poor decision.

Brookings County prosecutor Teree Nesvold tells <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/crime/2018/03/15/court-seals-records-john-stiegelmeiers-dui-arrest/429573002/”>the Argus Leader</a> that Stiegelmeier pleaded no contest in a March 5 court appearance, and the judge granted a suspended imposition of sentence. If Stiegelmeier complies with the terms of probation, the case eventually will be wiped from his record.

Nesvold says the arrangement is common with first-offense DUIs.

Stiegelmeier is the winningest football coach in South Dakota State history, leading the Jackrabbits to a 148-97 record in 21 seasons.

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Information from: Argus Leader, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.argusleader.com”>http://www.argusleader.com</a>

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