Mpls. Man Arrested For 8th DWI

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested a Minneapolis man for his 8th DWI offense Wednesday night.

David Lehman, 47, is charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, driving with a revoked license, fleeing and speeding.

According to police reports, a trooper spotted Lehman speeding on Highway 29 in Clark County around 6:17 p.m. When the trooper turned on the emergency lights and siren, Lehman wouldn’t pull over.

Clark County deputies and the state patrol chased him for nearly 30 minutes at speeds up to 110 miles per hour.

He was eventually stopped when officers popped his tires with deflation devices.

Lehman is being held in the Clark County Jail.

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  1. xxx says:

    Some countries of the world execute multiple drunk drivers.
    That would eliminate having to deal with folks who don’t get the message about driving drunk.

    1. Be Smart says:

      Only if they are a minority
      just sayin’
      Where or where is our Amy ?
      Divers beware …. the drunks are everywhere

      1. SWI says:

        Are you not supposed to dive into a pool when there are drunk people are nearby?

        1. @ SWI says:

          Were you drunk when you wrote this? I can’t for the life of me decipher it!

    2. soldier overseas says:

      totally agree, what is it going to take to keep this piece in a cell, a dead family he”ll eventually kill, this is the problem with our court system, isn’t obvious.

  2. Then again says:

    Some countries of the world are more barbaric and bloodthirsty than others.

    1. reaky toe says:

      @ Then Again……I think I just messed myself, not a lot. Maybe a teaspoon full.

  3. san says:

    Someone please throw him in jail for at least 10 years. If people want to get serious about getting drunk drivers off the road they have to get lawmakers to change the punishment. First offense should be mandatory jail – and you can’t buy your way out – regardless of who you are, who you know, what you do, or how much you make. Slaps on the wrist do nothing and simply allow more drunk drivers to get back out there.

    1. Change it says:

      We have the laws on the books. Take a look at where the issue really lies.
      The police enfore the laws and try. The system, the lousy judges upholding the system – thats where the issue lies. Wink wink – slap slap – or not even a slap
      Maybe a strictly DWI / DUI court with judges hearing only that and appointed on their previous record on such. Or even new judges from outside. A 2 year appointment – no promises beyond. Then open visible records and the voters vote whether you in or gone. There is zero protection or lateral hiding w/i the District or County systems for the judge.
      Game changer

  4. KYnative says:

    How many DWI’s is a person allowed? I thought we had laws to keep irresponsible people off the roads! That man needs to be stopped before families are killed! Where is his family when he drives from home drunk? Call the police!!! I am discusted!

  5. Wondering about WI says:

    What is it about WI people? Look at WCCO news for a week straight and count how many goofball things or laws broke by WI people!
    Is it the cheese?

    1. New champion I think says:

      Ever read a WI paper? They have as many stories about MN drunks as we have about them.
      Hate to say this but I would say we may now be taking at least one Divisional Title away from WI …. sadly it is one most would prefer we don’t

    2. Coffee Yet? says:

      I’m pretty sure this guy is from Minneapolis door knob.

    3. Ferris Lind says:

      You write this Comment in a story of a MN man who got busted in WI . Also a few weeks ago Didn’t a women kill her b.f or husband in WI and she’s from MN ?? Wondering about your BRAIN and how you DIGEST INFO.

    4. epidemic says:

      The drunk is one of many, MN. drunk drivers. Drinking wipes out reasoning. The younger one starts, the less intelligent they are. The brain can never mature. All the states in this region have high counts of alcoholism. Maybe they should have drinking establishments provide “Otis cages” so those who prefer to be in a stupor, can sleep it of on their premises.

      1. SBT says:

        I beg to differ. There are plenty of very intelligent alcoholics out there that started at a young age. In fact there are studies out there showing that many people who have or have developed chemical imbalances in the brain due to alcoholism tend to have high IQ’s they’re just not smart when intoxicated (obviously). Of course that obviously isn’t true for all alcoholics some people are just flat out stupid regardless.

        I think the cage thing is bad idea as there are plenty of responsible citizens out there that like to get hammered every once in a while yet don’t deserve to be placed in a cage.

  6. Apologizing up North says:

    Ooooooooooops, my bad. I’m sorry about this one WI but the rest of my post is true!

  7. The Angry Walrus says:

    I agree that if we want to take DWI/DUI seriously, we need to start punishing seriously. Very large fines and lengthy jail sentences would be a good start.

    This should warrant 10 years in prison.

  8. EJ says:

    Well he sounds like a good person to run for Sheriff or City Mayor. He has the qualification now.

  9. just sayin says:

    multiple drunk drivers should have to go to treatment and then to a halfway house, I’m sure nobody would want 8 DUIs obviously this person can’t help himself as he has already spent a lot of time in jail and that isn’t doing it. Needs help

    1. Jail is for Criminals says:

      Agreed, alcoholism is a disease that can only be treated, not punished. This man is sick but he is no criminal.

      1. keep them locked up says:

        He is a criminal 8 times. A good samaritan lost his leg this week due to a drunk.

        1. Jail is for Criminals says:

          He has obviously already spent time in jail and it obviously didn’t work. So your solution is to repeat a failed process? There are many others out there that have engaged in other criminal offenses that I’d rather spend my tax payers dollars on keeping locked up in an already overcrowded jail population. Stick him in a halfway house for an extended period of time instead, get him help, make him take breathalyzers regularly to insure he isn’t drinking, etc., etc.

          1. th says:

            Unfortunately treatment will only work if he wants to quit drinking.

            1. Jail is for Criminals says:

              True… but it is still a slightly more reasonable solution than just flat out locking him up. He is only a danger to the public when he is drinking and driving as opposed to some people who are just a danger to the public in general.

      2. Wolf says:

        I agree with you, too. Alcoholism is a serious disease that is not fully understood by non-alcoholics – the poor man has no choice about drinking. But he has a choice about driving! He should either give up drinking or give up driving. Driving is the criminal action – not drinking.

      3. Fact says:

        No where in the article does it state he is an alcoholic, you can drink and get dwis doesn’t mean you are an alcoholic. I think there should be jail time for sure. You can try to stop him from driving while drinking but legally it should be his choice to drink. Why can;t Kevin be walking on the side of this road while this drunk guy was speeding on it i know his family would be so relieved.

        1. Grynch says:

          The article does not need to state that he is an alcoholic. I’m pretty sure that if you took a poll the majority would say he is all things considered.

          Typical liberal extremist wishing death on somebody else due to their political indifferences.

  10. Wolf says:

    So this guy is driving around with multiple DUIs and, allegedly, with no jail time, Meanwhile, someone is getting arrested with marijuana possession. I would rather be on the road with someone high than someone drunk. I don’t use either one, so I am not advocating anything. We should start treating driving a car as a privilege and not a right. We should be looking at Sweden and Norway for guides on driving impaired. Their laws are very strict and unforgiving.

  11. vesta44 says:

    Until you can figure out a way to keep people from getting a car when they are repeat drunk drivers, jailing them, taking away their licenses, etc isn’t going to work. As soon as they get out of jail, they’re going to get drunk and drive whether they have a license or not because they DON’T CARE, not about their lives and not about the lives of other people on the road with them.
    Personally, I’m of the opinion that if you’ve had 4 DUI/DWIs, then you shouldn’t be allowed to own a car at all, ever, or ever have a driver’s license. Take public transportation or ride a bicycle to get where you need to go, at least then if you’re drunk, you won’t be able to kill anyone (or yourself). And if a friend or family member lets you take their car, then they should be fined/punished for letting a drunk drive and risking everyone’s lives in the process. It’s reckless, dangerous, and downright stupid.

  12. Swamp Rat says:

    Multiple DWI offenders should be sentenced to hard labor busting rocks, highway maintenance, and cleaning up the highway carnage from other DWI offenders. Maybe then the DWI offender might get the message.

    The legal system [mainly judges] should be held accountable for the laxness in sentencing these multiple offenders. We have the tough DWI laws on the books but the penalties are not being enforced by the courts. It’s time for changes.

    Other countries may have stricter laws and ‘deadlier’ consequences for multiple DWI offenders but let’s try the hard labor chain gangs ethic to get these offenders tried out while making them pay back for the damage and harm they have done to society. Maybe, by then the message will be clear; Drink and drive will only mean busting rocks or cleaning roads for a great period of time in the hinterlands. Is is it worth it?

  13. Amy Senser says:

    At least he didnt kill anyone!

    1. red says:

      he is working on it

      1. Swamp Rat says:

        @Amy
        Do we have to wait until he does?

  14. blueskies says:

    To SBT: why can’t people who only get hammered “once in a while” get placed in an Otis cage at bars to sleep it off. Whether it’s once or frequently they’re still DRUNK and capable of injuring or killing people if they drive.

  15. mr obvious says:

    Let’s all get drunk tonight. (Hell yeah.) I hope I don’t fight with a punk tonight. (C’mon.)
    Let’s all get high tonight. Maybe nobody will die tonight. (C’mon, dance with me baby, c’mon.)
    Let’s all sell yell tonight. (Sling yay.) I hope I don’t go back to jail tonight. (Not tonight.)
    Let’s go to the club tonight. Find a woman that wanna make love tonight.
    Let’s get dumb, drink some rum. Make my teeth and gums feel real numb.
    We’ll be thinking ’bout surviving while we’re drinking and we’re driving.
    Hope I don’t wreck when my vision gets blurry. Sober up looking at an all white jury.
    Judge don’t like no drunk like me. Punk might give me strike number three.
    Cause when I’m drunk and when I’m high, I don’t give a damn ’bout a DUI.
    Let’s just get lit, dance like a nitwit, try to talk to the women that we can’t get with.
    Me and my staff make everybody laugh. If the beer runs out, we can all go half.
    It’s Friday night. Got the perfect weather. Lets get drunk together.

    Let’s all get drunk tonight. (Hell yeah.) I hope I don’t fight with a punk tonight. (C’mon.)
    Let’s all get high tonight. Maybe nobody will die tonight. (C’mon, dance with me baby, c’mon.)
    Let’s all sell yell tonight. (Sling yay.) I hope I don’t go back to jail tonight. (Not tonight.)
    Let’s go to the club tonight. Find a woman that wanna make love tonight.

    Bacardi. Colt .45. Let’s party. We’re still alive.
    Tomorrow brings pain and sorrow, but tonight, we’re all right.
    Drink that beer ’til your belly can’t hold it. Tell the homeboys, we fittin’ to get loaded.
    Rollin’ through the Ante-dope Valley out there. Hope the cops don’t smell
    That beer on my breath, cause if the sheriff catch a whiff of that fifth, it’ll probly knock him stiff.
    Don’t look dumb if my breath on hum. Stick your hand in you’re pocket, please, pass some gum,
    So the cops can’t tell my breath smell. We won’t go to jail, we’ll go to Palmdale
    With the beautiful women and the beautiful weather, we can both get drunk together.

    Let’s all get drunk tonight. (Hell yeah.) I hope I don’t fight with a punk tonight. (C’mon.)
    Let’s all get high tonight. Maybe nobody will die tonight. (C’mon, dance with me baby, c’mon.)
    Let’s all sell yell tonight. (Sling yay.) I hope I don’t go back to jail tonight. (Not tonight.)
    Let’s go to the club tonight. Find a woman that wanna make love tonight.

    Baby, I beg your pardon, but your outfit’s giving me a hard-on.
    Maybe some way, maybe some how, you could dance with me, right here, right now.
    Been lookin’ at you all night long. That DJ’s playing my favorite song.
    Everything is splendid, don’t mean no harm. Don’t get offended when I pull your arm.
    I ain’t felt this good since I don’t know when, and I might not feel this good again.
    It’s Friday night, beautiful weather, let’s get drunk together. (C’mon, y’all.)

    Let’s all get drunk tonight. (Hell yeah.) I hope I don’t fight with a punk tonight. (C’mon.)
    Let’s all get high tonight. Maybe nobody will die tonight. (C’mon, dance with me baby, c’mon.)
    Let’s all sell yell tonight. (Sling yay.) I hope I don’t go back to jail tonight. (Not tonight.)
    Let’s go to the club tonight. Find a woman that wanna make love tonight.

    Let’s all get drunk tonight. I hope I don’t fight with a punk tonight.
    Let’s all get high tonight. Maybe nobody will die tonight.
    Let’s all sell yell tonight. I hope I don’t go back to jail tonight.
    Let’s go to the club tonight. Find a girl that wanna make love tonight.

  16. Cassandra Morrison says:

    I don’t like to judge others…but this fella may (I say MAY) have a drinking problem.

  17. Kevin says:

    8? Rookie!!!!!!!!!!!!

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