A Farmington man who pleaded guilty this summer to driving while intoxicated — a decade after killing three brothers in a 2004 drunken driving crash — will return to prison for a five-year-sentence.
Dakota County Judge Tim Wermager sentenced Boe Barlage, 33, on Thursday to 60 months in prison, with credit for 107 days served in Dakota County jail, where he has been since a May 14 DWI arrest in Lakeville.
In August Barlage pleaded guilty to two felony counts of driving while intoxicated.
Barlage previously spent 5½ years in prison for his role in a crash that killed three brothers in 2004. On Oct. 10, 2004, Barlage tried to pass another vehicle while on his cellphone and driving on Hwy. 50 near Farmington. Barlage’s vehicle swerved into a car driven by Matthew Backstrom, 20. Backstrom and his brothers Jacob, 17, and Justin, 16, were all killed. Barlage had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent at the time and later pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Two hours after his arrest this May, a breath test revealed that Barlage had a 0.19 percent blood alcohol content.
He will serve his latest sentence concurrently with a 48-month sentence for violating the release conditions of a sentence for criminal vehicular homicide.
Barlage’s criminal history also includes three convictions between 2000 and 2001 for consuming and possessing alcohol as a minor.