Man Charged For Driving Drunk, 5 Times Over Legal Limit

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 48-year-old man has been charged, after police say he caused an accident while driving with a BAC of .391, nearly five times over the legal limit.

Police arrested John Thomas Peters, of Minnetonka, around 1:36 p.m Sunday, after being called to the scene of an accident at 12th Street South and Harmon Place in Minneapolis.

Witnesses told police the driver of a Jaguar XJ8 was headed south on Harmon Place at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light and crashed into another car.

Police say the driver, later identified as Peters, had bloodshot, glassy eyes and spoke with a slur. He was given a preliminary breathalyzer test, which initially showed a result of more than .40. Peters was asked to take the test again, which registered a .391.

He was charged with refusing to submit a chemical test, driving while under the influence, violating a restricted driver’s license and careless driving.

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    • NONE

      I did not see the year mentioned in the description… Could be 2011 XJ8L for 120,000k

  • Obvious

    For crying out loud, people are way too concerned about drunk drivers. When are we going to wake up and smell the coffee and focus on marijuana like we should be? Ugh!

    • FU

      Hey look over here another drunk standing up for another drunk, Obviously you must drink and drive so It is o.k. when a drunk driver kills some one just as long as he wasn’t High on Marijuanna right. JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT and stop wasting everyones time

      • @living defect

        Feces for brains he was joking, you must be 3inches tall for that to go over your head.

    • See BS

      Potheads get drunk driving too ya’ know. Most people I know with drunk driving records are weed smokers.

  • ...

    Actually, he is a trust fund baby with all his money hiding in the tax free state of South Dakota. He has aspirations of governing our state, as you can tell from that blank goggly eyed look. Clearly a Democrat.

    • just sayin

      Probably true….

      A jaguar xj8? Such a democrat.

      And a sleezy one for sure. Why not something a little more classy than a jaguar mr moneybags?

      Fix your face while you’re at it.

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  • Iconoclast

    He’s kinda cute,I like his sloopy grin..Those “straight” drunk guys are always soooo easy to seduce..I’d be his BoyToy for sure!

    • iconophiles

      Love your name. I’d be willing to bet not many know the meaning. Other than that, back to the ploe you go.

      • Iconoclast



    I thought only the irish got that drunk!!!

  • Knows Some Stuff

    OK, here’s the truth of the matter: this guy works an entry level factory job, lives in a cheap apt. The Jag is old – and now wrecked. This kind of behavior is normal for him. He has a long rap sheet. Other than all that, he’s a fairly nice guy.

  • Minnetonka Man Charged with DWI and Associated Offenses | BarryLawBlog

    […] John Thomas Peters, a 48-year-old man from Minnetonka, was arrested for drunk driving last Sunday. Police suspected that Peters was intoxicated because he ran a red light and then hit another automobile. The accident took place in Minneapolis’s downtown area at 12th Street South and Harmon Place. […]

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