DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man with a lengthy history of driving while intoxicated is accused of killing a 21-year-old man in a hit-and-run on a northern Minnesota highway.
Forty-seven-year-old Bruce Basswood of Ponsford was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in Becker County after prosecutors say he fatally struck Joshua Jones, also of Ponsford, Thursday evening.READ MORE: Longfellow Rising: The Rebirth Of Minneapolis' Epicenter Of Unrest
The charges allege Basswood fled and was intoxicated when authorities located him at a home.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Basswood has been convicted at least six times for drunken driving in Minnesota. His driver’s license is canceled, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.READ MORE: Family Shocked To Find Water In Gas Tank - And More Shocked By How It Got There
Basswood was also convicted six times for driving under a canceled license, most recently last May.
He remained jailed Monday with bail set $250,000.MORE NEWS: Finding Minnesota: Bob Bell's Hockey Canes, From One Type Of Ice To Another
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