Mackenzie John Hasert, 24, Little Falls, was charged in Morrison County District Court docket with two felony counts of first diploma DWI and a gross misdemeanor depend of driving after cancellation.
In keeping with the felony grievance, on Could 20, an officer with the Pierz Police Division was on patrol when he noticed a car that gave the impression to be rushing, together with exhibiting poor driving conduct. The officer stopped the car and recognized the motive force as Hasert.
Whereas talking with Hasert, the officer instantly detected an odor of alcohol emitting from the car. Hasert allegedly admitted to having just a few drinks that night.
The officer requested Hasert to conduct area sobriety exams. The horizontal gaze check confirmed indications of impairment, and he additionally allegedly carried out poorly on the stroll and switch check, in addition to the one-leg stand check. A transportable breath check got here again with a .171 blood alcohol focus (BAC), the ciminal grievance stated.
When Hasert was examined once more on the Morrison County Jail, the check confirmed a BAC of .15.
Hasert has earlier DWI convictions in Morrison County from Oct. 31, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019. His driving privileges have been canceled in February as a result of failing a breath check associated to a DWI arrest.
Each counts of first diploma DWI carry a most sentence of seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 high quality. Hasert can be dealing with one yr in jail and/or a $3,000 high quality on the gross misdemeanor cost.