In August of this year, a Lawrence County grand jury indicted a 39-year-old man regarding drunk driving charges and vehicular battery. Under conviction, Minnesota law allows a judge to issue a sentence that includes up to a decade in prison and tens of thousands of dollars in fines. The man in this case entered a not-guilty plea regarding the charges against him.
Several juveniles were involved in the incident, including the driver’s son, which compelled additional Class 1 misdemeanor charges against the man. The initial incident occurred in July when police were dispatched to the scene of a rollover accident. Investigators say the man’s vehicle veered off the road when he swerved to avoid a deer, then rolled over after he overcorrected his steering to try to get back on the road.
Police administered a preliminary breath screening test
At the time of the accident, police claimed to have noticed an odor of alcohol, and they administered a breath test to the driver. The screening device registered a positive result. Police also stated that the driver performed and failed several field sobriety tests.
The man was released from a Minnesota jail on a $10,000 bond. The law entitles him to obtain experienced criminal defense support throughout the adjudication process. Facing DUI charges, as well as vehicular battery and numerous other counts means there is a lot at stake, which is why most people would want to have an attorney on hand to aggressively advocate on their behalf.