Driving while intoxicated can come with significant penalties that have the potential to affect a person for the rest of his or her life. These consequences can include time behind bars, loss of driving privileges, loss of reputation and much more. One Minnesota driver is facing these consequences after he was charged with a 3rd degree DWI for towing a boat while under the influence of alcohol.
Significant property damage after a crash
The driver was arrested after an accident in the Akeley Township area of Hubbard County. Upon arriving on the scene, police say they found a pickup truck in the ditch, along with a trailer and a boat. The vehicle, boat and trailer all sustained significant damage during the crash. The accident happened as the driver supposedly lost control of the vehicle as he was traveling around a curve. The boat and trailer became separated from the vehicle, crashing into a tree.
Law enforcement reports noticing signs of intoxication from the driver, including bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath. The driver admitted to consuming some alcohol before he got behind the wheel. A breath test allegedly revealed that his blood alcohol content was .23 at the scene.
What are his options?
While the evidence against this driver is significant, he retains the right to a defense and the right to a presumption of innocence. He is entitled to fight the case against him and seek the best possible outcome to his case. The defendant will benefit from speaking with a Minnesota defense attorney regarding the legal options available to him.