St. Paul Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Drunk Driving

A Farmington man who was arrested in Rosemount last June recently pleaded guilty to DWI and careless driving.

Why is his story even worth noting on this blog? Because this man works as a police officer for the city of South St. Paul. As you can see, this incident shows that not even law enforcement officers are immune to making errors in judgment when it comes to mixing alcohol and driving.

According to CBS Minnesota, the officer was off-duty and in his personal vehicle when he was arrested after officers responded to a 911 call about someone allegedly damaging mailboxes. Allegedly, the man tried to run away from the arresting officers.

The man, who has been an officer with the South St. Paul force for 13 years, will be sentenced later this month. He is also facing a charge of felony fleeing a police officer. That charge illustrates for my Twin Cities readers why it is not a good idea to flee officers or resist arrest, even when you feel that you have done nothing wrong. It’s far better to fight an unjust accusation formally in court. That may seem frightening, but it might also be a less-daunting task with a lawyer in your corner.

As a Minneapolis DWI attorney, I regularly assist clients who have made a mistake involving alcohol. I not only have a thorough and well-rounded understanding of the law, but an accumulation of valuable experience as well. I would be happy to put these attributes to work for you.

To learn more about this breaking story or to fight your own DWI charges, contact me, Attorney Grostyan without delay.

Categories: Criminal Defense, DWI