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Drunken camper has rough start to Labor Day

ROCHESTER, Minn (KXLT-DT)-- An area man is facing some stiff charges..after allegedly making some bad decisions while camping.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says Gary Thelen was at a campground in Elba when he got into someone's van and then crashed it into another vehicle.

The responding deputy says when he tried to remove Thelen from the vehicle, there was a struggle.

Thelen was tazed and restrained by the deputy.  Thelen faces charges including dui, assault, and theft of a motor vehicle.

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