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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

Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune

Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson

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.


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