A Minnesota man is behind bars following a hit-and-run collision that left a teenager dead. This tragedy occurred in mid-June in Minneapolis. Police believe this individual was driving while impaired. As such, he is facing DWI and various other charges.
On the evening of June 15, the accused — a 34-year-old male — was supposedly speeding through a residential neighborhood when he struck a 16-year-old male who was crossing the street on a skateboard. Witnesses claim the man failed to remain at the scene. While driving away, he is said to have hit several parked cars. Police located him not far from the accident.
After apprehending the accused, officers asked him to submit to a breath test. Authorities say he blew a .16%, which is double the legal limit in Minnesota. Investigators say he admitted to hitting the victim, and video of the event is said to show it happening. He was promptly arrested.
The accused has had several run-ins with the law. He already has two DWIs on his record and has been arrested multiple times for driving on a suspended license. He also has several other offenses on his criminal record. Meaning, going into this case, he has a lot working against him.
Thankfully, despite his past, this individual does still have the right to defend himself. He is still offered certain protections under the law. An experienced criminal defense attorney can walk him through his legal options, guide him through Minnesota criminal proceedings and help him fight for the best outcome possible.