Former Freeborn County administrator sentenced to probation for DWI

Published 11:26 am Monday, October 2, 2017

Former Freeborn County Administrator John Kluever, who resigned in May after being arrested for drunken driving, was placed on unsupervised probation for one year on Monday in Freeborn County District Court.

Kluever, 59, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty in writing to driving while intoxicated. He did not attend the sentencing hearing and now lives in La Follette, Tennessee. He was given a stayed sentence of 60 days in jail.

John Kluever

Kluever was charged after Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested him after a report of a drunken driver was made the evening of May 1 at 501 W. Richway Drive, near Brookside Park. He resigned as Freeborn County administrator the following day.

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Following his resignation, Kelly Callahan served as interim administrator for a few months until Tom Jensen was hired last month.

One count of fourth-degree DWI was dismissed at sentencing.


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