Hennepin County sheriff charged with four misdemeanors

David Hutchinson was elected Hennepin County Sheriff in 2018. He was sworn in on Monday,...
David Hutchinson was elected Hennepin County Sheriff in 2018. He was sworn in on Monday, January 7, 2019.(Hennepin County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 7:59 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. (KTTC) – According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has been charged with four misdemeanors after he rolled his vehicle five miles east of Alexandria on I-94 earlier this week. This happened around 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. It was suspected he had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Douglas County Attorney has charged Hutchinson of these misdemeanors:

- Fourth-degree Driving While Impaired

- Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol

- Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 Within Two Hours

- Carrying a Pistol Under the Influence of Alcohol

Hutchinson was tested at the Alomere hospital after the crash. His BAD was .13 according to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension analysis of urine sample.

Hutchinson sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the single-car rollover, and he was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Hutchinson has admitted to drinking and driving. As it stands, he is still the Hennepin County Sheriff.

The Minnesota State Patrol is unable to provide additional information or comment further due to the ongoing investigation.

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