Former Mayor Herb Bergson serving jail time for DWI

By KBJR News 1

January 17, 2014 Updated Jan 17, 2014 at 7:26 PM CDT

Sauk Co., WI (NNCNOW.com) - Former Superior and Duluth Mayor Herb Bergson has begun serving a 22 day jail sentence due to a drunk driving charge.

Bergson started serving his sentence on Monday for the OWI that happened back in May of 2012.

In December of 2005, then Duluth Mayor Bergson, was cited for drunken driving after he crashed his car in Spooner.

Days after that, he told the Northland he was swearing off drinking.

On a more recent note Bergson is also facing four charges in Dane County due to an incident that happened in September of 2013. Those charges include an OWI, and having an open intoxicant in the vehicle.

Bergson is currently serving the remainder of his sentence in the Sauk County Jail,

Bergson also has had his license revoked, along with having to drive with interlock ignition, for the next 15 months.

At this time, it's unclear whether those separate sentences will be served simultaneously.

Billy Wagness