At the start of this school year, a University of Minnesota hockey player was suspended after he was arrested and charged with DWI.
CBS Minnesota reports that the 18-year-old man was arrested by University of Minnesota Police on a recent Saturday night. He was taken to Hennepin County Jail and was eventually charged with fourth-degree DWI.
The following day, the head coach of the men’s hockey team announced that because the man had violated team rules. He indicated that the man’s suspension would be looked at again in November, presumably because any case against him will have progressed to the point where more information as to what happened the night he was arrested will become clear.
In Minnesota, a fourth-degree DWI is a misdemeanor because it lacks any of the three “aggravating factors”:
- A BAC of 0.20 or higher
- A prior DWI conviction
- Having a child under 16 in the vehicle at the time, if that child is more than three years younger than the driver.
As such, the man is facing a fine of up to $1,000 and a sentence of up to 90 days in jail.
As you can tell from this story, this man is not only going to face severe consequences in the legal realm, but fallout in the academic and athletic arenas as well. This is why it is important that all Minnesotans be very careful about driving when they know that they are going to an event where alcohol will be served and, in the event that they make a mistake, take DWI charges very seriously.
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