MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly driving while intoxicated with minors in his vehicle.
The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle off the road along Interstate 94 near Woodville on Monday afternoon. Troopers there found a Honda vehicle in the median. One of the passengers in the vehicle was trying to push the car out.READ MORE: Eli Hart’s Former Foster Mom Remembers 'An Amazing Kid'
Authorities said that the driver, Cheng Xiong, said that he lost control of the vehicle because of slippery road conditions, but the State Patrol noted the roadway was dry in the area. There were a number of skid marks on the road which indicated the vehicle had been swerving back and forth.READ MORE: Next Weather: Slightly Warmer Start To The Work Week
Xiong said he was heading to Minneapolis, though the vehicle was actually travelling east, away from Minneapolis, police said.
Xiong failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Sen. Klobuchar Pushing To Help Modernize Minnesota National Guard's Fleet
Two of the passengers in his vehicle were 15 years old, investigators said.