Eagen Mayor Caught In A Drink And Drive Case
Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire has been accused of drunk driving in the wake of colliding with a snowbank with a blood-liquor level more than double as far as possible, as per a criminal objection. Maguire, the city’s chairman since 2007, was accused of two tallies of gross wrongdoing third-degree driving while hindered this previous week. The charges originate from a Jan. 11 capture in a private neighborhood found a little more than a half-mile from his home.
As per the Jan. 15 criminal grumblings, Eagan police soon after 8 p.m. reacted to a report of a vehicle stuck in a snowbank at Dakota Path and Shadow Creek Curve — a territory east of Pilot Knob Road and south of Cliff Road. An official saw a game utility vehicle with its motor running left over the check and in the snowbank.
The officer recognized the driver in the driver’s seat as 52-year-old Maguire and smelled liquor on him, the objection affirms. He had moderate and slurred discourse and ragged looking, watery, and polished eyes. Maguire bombed the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test — when an official uses a penlight and requests that somebody follows the light with his eyes, the protest claims. Maguire wouldn’t do other field restraint tests.
“(Maguire) was influencing and faltering and required help strolling and being situated in the squad vehicle,” the protest read. After Maguire was set collared and read his privileges, he consented to present a breath test, which indicated a blood liquor content of 0.19 percent, charges state.
The case is being taken care of by the Hastings city lawyer’s office to maintain a strategic distance from a potential irreconcilable circumstance. Maguire, who was charged by summons, is because of show up in Dakota County District Court in Hastings at 9 a.m. Feb. 12.