Minnesota State Trooper arrested for Driving under the influence of alcohol “DUI” in Anoka county. Trooper Daas himself arrested 123 drivers for DUI back in 2008 and was named an all-star. A call was placed to 911 after the caller saw Daas drive on the ride side of the road, stuck three street signed and jumped the curb. The arresting officer detected alcohol on his breath and Daas admitted that he had too much to drink. Daas then refused a preliminary breath test and refused all field sobriety testing. He was charged with 3rd degree DUI in Fridley, Anoka County in Minnesota and has been put in paid leave until the investigation/case is complete.
In Minnesota there are four levels of drunk driving charges. A fourth-degree DWI is a misdemeanor and is issued when the driver has no priors DUI’s within the past ten years. For a fourth-degree DWI to be issued, the driver cannot have any aggravating factors involved. A third-Degree DWI is a gross misdemeanor. This means that the driver may have had one prior DUI within the past ten years or that an aggravating factor was involved. Another way a DUI can become a third-degree DWI is if the driver refused to take the breath test. For Daas, he will receive a 3rd degree gross misdemeanor DUI because his refusal enhanced his charge upward. A second degree DUI is also a gross misdemeanor. This means that the driver may have had two prior DUI’s within the past ten years. The driver also could have had one prior with an aggravating factor or refused the breath test. A first degree DWI is a felony, which means that the driver had four drunken driving convictions within the past ten years.
Max Keller is a 24-hour criminal lawyer and if you have been pulled over, contact Keller Law Offices to receive testing advice. Because Max Keller is a 24-hour criminal lawyer, the phones are answered in the middle of the night to offer guidance to individuals in custody. A 24-hour criminal lawyer is always available and willing to talk to people who are seeking legal advice. Keller Law Offices also offers a free consultation. The 24-hour criminal lawyers at Keller Law Offices will take the time to find out the facts and circumstances before giving any legal advice. Call 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with a crime. The Anoka county criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota can help you fight the drunk driving charges against you and can also help you with your implied consent and driver’s license case. Stay tuned to the Keller Law Offices blog to find out what happens to Daas and his 3rd degree DUI charge.