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Minnesota man accused of DUI after pulling off road

On Behalf of | Mar 19, 2021 | Criminal defense |

Minnesota police say they received a recent call from a motorist who claimed to have been struck by another vehicle. The situation that unfolded involved several peculiar issues, including the person who made the initial call informing police that he had followed the other motorist after that individual allegedly left the scene of the collision. There is now a criminal case pending against the driver of the car that the caller claimed was in a hit-and-run accident.

Caller admitted to police that he had followed another vehicle

The caller told police that the other driver had struck his vehicle then drove away, so he followed him. Police were dispatched to a scene where the caller claims the driver of the vehicle that he was following had pulled off the road. Police say that they approached the driver of the car that had pulled over while the other driver was following and that he showed signs of intoxication.

Police made an arrest after administering a field sobriety test

The man apparently submitted to a field sobriety test, which police say he failed, so they took him into custody. The man who had called police, as well as a passenger in his vehicle are said to have suffered minor injuries when struck from behind, which the driver claims was by the vehicle driven by the man who was arrested. They both declined to go to the hospital for after the incident.

Local officials request investigation support from the public

Police have asked anyone that who may have witnessed the rear-end collision to call them with information. Cases like this can take weeks, even months to be fully investigated. The accused man has been charged with a hit-and-run and felony DUI. Facing charges in Minnesota or elsewhere does not necessarily mean a conviction will be handed down in court, which is why most defendants request support from an experienced criminal defense attorney soon after an arrest.