Chaska, MN (Fox 9) – A driver in Chaska was arrested Wednesday night after driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit, police said.
The Chaska Police Department tweeted Regarding the incident, it is claimed that a man was pulled over after someone called 911 to report his driving. He was unable to take any field sobriety tests and had a final blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.34.
Chaska police said a judge ordered the driver to remain in jail on a $12,000 cash bond and that he would be released only when he no longer had alcohol in his system.
The arrest came as Minnesota authorities warned drivers to stay sober or arrange to go home sober. There are additional DWI patrols on Minnesota roads over Thanksgiving weekend.
Minnesota figures show an average of 100 alcohol-related crashes per year during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Over the past five years, 49 people in Minnesota have died in DUI-related crashes during the holiday season.