Hennepin County sheriff pleads guilty to misdemeanor drunken-driving offense
Dave Hutchinson crashed his SUV near Alexandria last week while attending a state sheriffs conference
December 17, 2021
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and said he is enrolled in an outpatient treatment program to address his issues with alcohol.
Hutchinson crashed his SUV at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 8 on Interstate 94 near Alexandria after attending a state sheriffs conference.
His blood alcohol content was 0.13%; the state legal limit is 0.08%. According to a search warrant, officers who responded to the scene concluded Hutchinson was intoxicated because of a strong odor of alcohol, poor balance and slurred speech.