MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A suspected drunk driver arrested on a Maple Plain road had numerous open alcohol containers inside his vehicle, according to the West Hennepin Public Safety Department.
West Hennepin officials say Nicholas Karnes, 27, of Eden Prairie, was arrested on Highway 12 Wednesday after he failed sobriety tests. He blew a 0.24 on a breathalyzer test, which is three times over the legal limit.READ MORE: Spencer Silver, Inventor Of Post-It Notes Adhesive, Dies At 80
He had also been clocked driving 63 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 19 More Deaths Reported, As Community Spread Remains High
In a social media post, West Hennepin Public Safety shared a picture of Karnes’ nine open alcohol bottles and a message for whoever called 911.
“A big thank you to the concerned citizen who called 911 to report the drunk driver weaving all over the road. ‘Everyone’ working together we can make highway 12 safer.”MORE NEWS: State Trial For Three Ex-Officers Charged In George Floyd's Death Postponed Until 2022
Karnes has a previous DWI, West Metro Public Safety’s Sgt. Rick Denneson said, and so he faces a gross misdemeanor DWI charge and also could forfeit the vehicle involved in the incident.