July 12, 2023

Democratic State Lawmaker Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated

A Democratic state lawmaker was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being pulled over by a state trooper.

Rep. Dan Wolgamott, a St. Cloud area representative in Minnesota, was stopped Friday after it was reportedly weaving along the roadway.

"The officer wrote in an incident report that Wolgamott’s vehicle was weaving, lacked a front license plate and had expired registration," MPR News reported.

"The trooper had been on the lookout for a vehicle matching the one Wolgamott was driving after a complaint was lodged about a person drinking vodka in a liquor store parking lot. He was the only person in the car at the time," it added.

"Wolgamott failed the field sobriety tests and registered .106 in a preliminary breath test, which exceeds the legal limit of .080, the outlet reported. Police arrested him and booked him into the Kanabec County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree DWI," the Daily Caller reported.

"The state representative was released on pending charges, Kanabec County Attorney Barbara McFadden said," the report added.

Wolgamott serves as speaker pro tempore, making him the second-highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker in the state.

The state legislator is currently serving in his third term. The state's Democratic Party has not yet commented on the representative's arrest.

Wolgamott was also recognized by the state's police and peace officers association as legislator of the year.

The arrest and report of his allegations of driving while intoxicated could change everything for the lawmaker as he faces charges that could potentially end his time in office.

Don't Wait
We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:
Top Story
Get news from American Digest in your inbox.
By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.