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Minnesota man crashes into pole; accused of drunk driving

It is relatively easy to become distracted while driving. Often, drivers in Minnesota may think too much of a minor collision that causes little to no damage. However, police have now accused a driver that appears to have been involved in a minor incident with drunk driving, among other charges.

The incident happened on a day in early November. According to reports, a police officer observed a vehicle striking a "decorative limestone rock" and crosswalk pole. The driver allegedly continued driving, resulting in what reports describe as a "short chase."

Police say that a pursuit intervention technique resulted in the end of what they are describing as a chase. The 23-year-old man reportedly driving the vehicle was arrested, charged with hit and run, driving after revocation and fleeing the police. Though his blood alcohol content and the manner in which it was determined is unclear, he was also charged with DWI. A 28-year-old passenger in the vehicle was released at the scene.

Unfortunately, criminal charges, including drunk driving, often come with significant consequences, including financial, personal and professional ones. To help defendants navigate their way through the criminal justice system, many in Minnesota want a professional with experience with such allegations helping them make the decisions facing them. Often, such assistance can give a person face criminal charges confidence in the life-changing decisions that must be made. Regardless of what police may believe to have happened, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt for the man to be convicted. 

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