Kanabec County Deputy Arrested For DWI

CAMBRIDGE, Minn. (WCCO) — The Isanti County Deputy’s Office said they arrested a deputy from the sheriff’s department of neighboring Kanabec County for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Isanti County deputies responded to a call of a suspected drunken driver early Monday morning at about 2 a.m.

They located a vehicle matching the caller’s description and discovered the driver passed out at the wheel with the transmission in gear.

Officers arrested 34-year-old Joel Christian Bos, who is the chief deputy in Kanabec County and who has been with the department for 11 years.

Bos submitted to a breathalyzer test. The Isanti County Sheriff’s Department didn’t release information on his estimated blood alcohol level.

He was taken into custody and booked at the Isanti County Jail.

Authorities with Kanabec County said Bos was put on administrative leave.

  • red

    Surprise!!!!! the law think they don’t make mistakes- or at least get caught

    • john

      Cops make mistakes. They are normal people who do abnormal jobs.

  • misty


    Sure doesnt match the date or details of this story does it LOL

    • Sandy

      Oh my this is bad…”The vehicle was running and in gear, and the driver appeared to be passed out at the wheel,”

  • GoSouth

    He can still get a job as a Rochester MN fireman as they hire ex-cops that got busted…even for murder. They all get their life long pensions… no worries…

    • Realist`

      Hmm… Are you familiar with the defamation law(s) in Minnesota? Are you familiar with libel? I hope you posted this from a public library computer. All one needs to do is subpoena WCCO to reveal your IP, then subpoena the ISP that owns that IP to release your subscriber details. Viola! Defamation lawsuit for libel on your doorstep.

      • Realitycheck

        Unrealist I believe it’s not possible to be charged with libel, when you don’t actually name a person in your attack, i’m no lawyer but seems quite obvious.

        • Realist

          How many ex-cops do you think Rochester Fire employs? Especially one with a colorful history.

          • R

            Since say they employ 2 ex cops, do you think a judge would say i base libel on 1 guys more colorful history, therefore I award you 1million. Ugg

    • DahDer

      Go South know some facts before you speculate I hope your trailer starts on fire and that firefighter pours gas on it rather than water.

  • Nate Kollar

    wnder why they didn’t release his blood alcohol content smells fishy to me smells like the beginnings of a cover up to me

    • Realist`

      Yea, what a big coverup with it plastered all over the news o.0

  • Jackie Du Charme

    I also looked for the blood alcohol level and did not see it posted.
    Who knows. I can’t say reporters get all the facts. Only what they want you to hear or read.
    Being a cop is not an easy job. Alot of emotional and physical stress on the cop and whole family.

  • Aaaah shucks

    He can get a Manager job at any of the Joe Senser pubs.
    Heck – Amy will even pleasure him they say. Not sure what that means – 2 drunks together and doing …. hey, wait. He did not kill someone. Maybe they won’t hire him after all ?????

  • Obv.

    It is often to see a b.a.c. not yet released,if it was a cover-up why arrest him in the 1st place Nate? get a grip simpleton we know you’re a lifelong degen.

  • Jake

    Roh Roh. This doesn’t look good. Usually, when one of us simple civilians gets busted, the press has NO PROBLEM finding out and publishing a drunk’s BAC, so I don’t quite understand what the problem was with this one. Since he was passed out behind the wheel of a running car, I would imagine that it was pretty high, nowhere NEAR .08. Still, if this was his FIRST offense, and otherwise has a good work history/track record, I do think that he should have the opportunity to serve his sentance, pay his fines, and resume his career. This just shows that ANYBODY can get a DUI, and some people should get one, but rarely do. Let’s hope that he will learn his lesson.

  • Jimbo

    All i have to say is hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha revenge for being a prick to the people of the county.

  • john S.

    How dispicable. This decision by prosecutors is why citizens see most if not all of them as corrupt. If any regular Joe or Jill had taken off they would have been charged with fleeing not to mention evasion and reckless driving. Shame on the prosecutor for this blantent cronyism.

    This isn’t Minnesota nice this is Minnesota LESS!

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