DUI Investigation Underway After Minnesota Sheriff Crashes Vehicle
Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson is being investigated for possible DUI charges after a single-vehicle crash this morning in Douglas County. Sheriff Hutchinson released a brief statement through the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Facebook page in relation to the investigation, and possible upcoming charges against him.
Early this morning, I was involved in single car crash in Douglas County near Alexandria, MN. I was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating this crash as a DUI.
I made the inexcusable decision to drive after drinking alcohol and I am deeply sorry. As the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Hennepin County, I am held to a higher standard. I regret the choice I made and apologize to the citizens I serve, the staff I work with, and the friends and family who support me.
I take full responsibility for my actions and am prepared to accept the consequences of my poor decision. I am relieved that no one else was injured in the crash. I will immediately address my personal issues surrounding alcohol and seek the help I need to continue to serve the people of Hennepin County.
- Sheriff Dave Hutchinson
In the statement Sheriff Hutchinson made, he states that he will "immediately address my personal issues surrounding alcohol and seek the help I need to continue to serve the people of Hennepin County."
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