MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Rochester man was sentenced Friday to five years in prison after being convicted of his eleventh DWI, in which he was found driving while high on meth and cocaine.

Judge Tim Wermager sentenced 47-year-old Michael Andrist to 60 months in prison after he was found guilty of driving while impaired on Feb. 29, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office said.

Andrist’s conviction stems from an incident on July 3, 2011, when Andrist was reported driving 70 mph on the shoulder of Highway 52 and repeatedly going into the ditch. Tests completed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension showed Andrist had been using cocaine and methamphetamine.

Andrist has been convicted of driving while intoxicated 10 other times. He has also been convicted of fleeing police officers in a car three times .

Comments (10)
  1. Thinking ahead says:

    Why can’t we just kill him??!! Seriously – he’s NEVER going to do anything good for society, and will likely kill others with his behavior. Just put a 1911 with full metal jackets up to his temple, and simply pull the trigger. I would, if I wouldn’t get arrested for it. Heck, I won’t even complain about having to clean the blood spray off my clothes! Cmon – it’s a solid answer to a chronic problem…

    1. Luke says:

      I like your idea.

    2. Gdon221 says:

      Yup, and it’ll cost a minimum $500,000.00 to keep this guy locked up, not to mention the medical bills he’s going to incur inside. This is what’s going to bankrupt us, if nothing else will.

      1. Sick and Tired says:

        But we need to make sure he has access to cable TV, and video games too; it’s his constitutional right to have have us pay for these things.

  2. d says:

    Just 5 years? what a justice system?

  3. Sad says:

    sad part is he will probally get another DUI on he way home when he gets out early for good behavior and other sentence reduceres

  4. Dave says:

    I am in favor of at ‘3 times and out’ law for DUI. If someone has that many, it clearly shows they have contempt for the law. 5 years in the cooler just might get the message across.

  5. desert eagle .50 says:

    I hope he serves the 5 years and isn’t allowed to drive or even own a car after that.

  6. Bill says:

    Why are some peoples brains incapable of absorbing knowledge?

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