EAGAN, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — The mayor of Eagan is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a snowbank with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Mike Maguire was arrested near his home Jan. 11 after police responded to a report of an SUV stuck in a snowbank.READ MORE: 2nd Man Charged In Minneapolis Gun Battle-Turned-Crash That Killed Autumn Merrick
A criminal complaint says a responding officer smelled alcohol and noticed Maguire had slow slurred speech and bloodshot and glassy eyes.
According to the complaint, Maguire was staggering and needed assistance walking. He allegedly failed a horizontal gaze nystagmus test and refused to perform further field sobriety tests.READ MORE: 'We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Misconduct In Any Form': Minnesota Colleges Investigating Alleged Sex Competition
Later, Maguire agreed to a breath test that showed a blood alcohol contents of 0.19%.
He was booked into Dakota County jail. He faces third-degree DWI and third-degree operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more. Both are gross misdemeanors.
Maguire has reportedly hired an attorney, James Blumberg, who said neither he nor the mayor would comment on the charges.MORE NEWS: 'We Are Pleasantly Surprised': Minnesota's Corn, Soybean Yields Better Than Expected
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