Kanabec County Chief Deputy Resigns After DUI Sentencing

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Kanabec County Chief Deputy who was sentenced in connection with a recent driving under the influence case has resigned from his position, effective immediately, according to the county sheriff’s office.

Joel Bos, 34, received a stayed sentenced on Tuesday of 45 days in jail providing he remains law abiding and has no similar offenses. He will also serve two years probation, pay a $400 fine as well as other court fees. Bos pleaded guilty to fourth degree DUI.

According to court documents, authorities received reports of a car swerving and driving in the wrong lane on Highway 65 in the city of Braham at about 2 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2011.

A short time later, authorities in Isanti County spotted Bos passed out behind the wheel of his car. Deputies noted that his foot was on the brake and the car was still in drive.  A deputy attempted to wake Bos by shining his flashlight and yelling through the locked door, but Bos was unresponsive.

The deputy then started pounding on the roof of the car. Bos heard that noise, then stepped on the accelerator and drove away, according to court documents.

A chase ensued and less than a minute later, Bos hit a ditch before pulling over. He refused a standard field sobriety test given to all suspected drunk drivers, was handcuffed and taken to jail.

  • Five Oh

    Not to be picky… but I think there is only ONE Sheriff for each county and the rest are called “Deputies”

    Sheriff Schulz the real SHERIFF of Kanabec has 30 years of law enforcement under his belt. This drunk was 34 years old… (probably disgusted the Sheriff that one of his men had this happen to him) it’s semantics, but you shouldn’t be labeling him a “Kanabec County Sheriff” but rather a “Kanabec County Sheriff’s Deputy”

    After all… you wouldn’t want to be called a “cub reporter” now would you?

    • Realist

      Where in the article do they refer to him as a Sheriff?

      • ez

        Cco is notorious at having bad editing. However, they tend to fix it after a time. That’s probably what happened.

  • Andy

    What happend to a charge of fleeing police?

  • Kirk Allen Larson

    Funny how people who implement the Law for a Living sometimes break the law. Makes you think about how Real Life and the Government’s Rules of Life overlap….or Don’t.

  • k bos

    okay first of all joel made a mistake get the f*** over it people ! every body makes mistakes !

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