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A Norton man was sentenced in two cases in Norton County District Court.  BILLY TALLENT WAS CHARGED WITH THIRD OFFENCE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, IN CONNECTION with AN ALLEGED MAY 28TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED WITH ANOTHER 3RD OFFENSE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, IN CONNECTION WITH AN ALLEGED JULY 29TH INCIDENT.  HE WAS ALSO CHARGED TRANSPORTING AN OPEN CONTAINER AND DEFECTIVE TAIL LAMP.   HE PLED GUILTY TO THE TWO DUI’S AND THE OTHER TWO WERE DISMISSED. Tallent was sentenced to 12 months in jail on each charge to be served concurrently.  He must serve 48 hours and then is eligible for house arrest, which he must have 240 hours of electronic monitoring at his residence.  Tallent was fined 1500 dollars on the first charge and 1750 dollars on the second.  He was assessed a KBI lab fee fo 400, DNA database fee of 200, court costs of 195, booking fee of 45 and ordered to an ADSAP evaluation plus court appointed attorney costs.  Tallent must have an ignition interlock for two years, according to Norton County Attorney Doug Sebelius.