Law enforcement in Southern Minnesota says they were called to a bar to investigate an incident early Friday morning. While at the establishment, police apparently spoke to a patron who police claim was seen driving later that morning. Law enforcement conducted a traffic stop to investigate their suspicion that the man was driving while impaired, apparently based upon their contact with the man in the bar.
Police subjected the man to field sobriety tests during the encounter and claim that a preliminary breath test along the roadside showed that the man was above the legal limit. Police arrested the man on suspicion of DWI. At the Law Enforcement Center, police say the man provided a urine sample. News reports do not indicate whether law enforcement offered any other type of DWI alcohol testing at the LEC. After the man was tested, police say he was released.
Roughly two hours after the original DWI traffic stop, police claim they saw the same man, driving a different vehicle. The officer that made the original DWI arrest once again made a traffic stop, claiming he did not believe the Winona man’s blood alcohol content dropped below the legal limit since the original encounter two hours earlier.
Once again the man was arrested on suspicion of DWI. The man submitted a second urine sample at the LEC. Law enforcement claims the man accused of two DWI offenses roughly two hours apart in Winona explained that “he just wanted to go home and go to bed” when asked why he was driving.
Source: Winona Daily News, “One man, two hours, two drunken driving arrests,” Jerome Christenson, Dec. 3, 2011