A bizarre scenario ended with an arrest following a single-vehicle rollover accident in Stearns County, according to local sources. Minnesota police have confirmed the arrest of the driver, who reportedly was carrying a shotgun and refused medical attention. He now faces a DWI charge and may face further charges related to drug and weapon possession.
What allegedly took place?
According to the unusual report, around 6:30 p.m. on June 30, 911 dispatchers received a call about an accident involving a single vehicle. The occupant had exited the vehicle and was reportedly insisting he did not require medical attention despite openly bleeding. The man was also carrying a shotgun and appeared to witnesses to be behaving erratically.
Before police arrived, the man reportedly fled on foot with the shotgun. Deputies later located the man walking on the side of I-94. He complied with police and was taken into custody without incident. However, police believed the man to be impaired, so a blood test was taken at the hospital, and he was arrested on suspicion of DWI. He was also driving without a license.
Building a DWI defense for these situations
Toxicology reports will be required to determine whether the man was indeed driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. The 27-year-old driver could face serious consequences if he is found guilty, including the permanent loss of his license and possibly even jail time. This is why his attorney will work tirelessly to build a compelling DWI defense for the day the man faces his charges in a Minnesota criminal court.