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A 49-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony DUI charge he received when he crashed his car into a tree outside City Hall.

Robert Luis Cedeno admitted in Yellowstone County District Court that he was driving drunk on Jan. 11 when a police officer saw the speeding car he was driving on Third Avenue North attempt a left turn onto North 27th Street. 

The car crashed into a tree outside the building, then backed up and drove away as the officer approached.

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A second officer saw the car dragging its front bumper. Cedeno eventually pulled over and was arrested after he refused to provide a breath sample or take a sobriety test.

Prosecutors said Cedeno has six prior DUI convictions, including five in New York and one in Wyoming. He has remained in the county jail on a $20,000 bond since his arrest.

A plea agreement states the prosecution and Cedeno's public defender will recommend that he serve five years in state custody as a persistent felony offender. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for May 21.   

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State courts reporter for the Billings Gazette.