Forum staff reports, Published August 26 2013
Moorhead father gets year in jail for DWI with twin daughters in carMOORHEAD – A Moorhead man was sentenced to almost a year in jail after pleading guilty to child endangerment and drunken driving charges after police say he drove his daughters at speeds up to 100 mph, drinking beers he had them open for him.
Thomas Eugene Iverson, 48, pleaded guilty in July to one count of felony driving while intoxicated and one count of gross misdemeanor endanger-ment of a child.
Iverson was sentenced to 365 days in jail with credit for five days served, the remainder of which he is allowed to serve under work release. He was also sentenced to a stayed prison sentence of three years and six months.
Court documents say when Iverson was pulled over for speeding in Dil-worth in March, his 12-year-old twin daughters, who were in the car with him, told the arresting deputy they’d been scared and that their father had been driving between 90 and 100 mph.
The girls said that Iverson had been having them open his beers for him, and one of the girls told the deputy she’d pretended to throw up to try to get her father to slow down.