Minneapolis Man Traveling 90mph in Eagan Charged with Felony DWI
Elliot Alexander Williams, 22, from Minneapolis has been charged with felony DWI after police caught him driving 90mph through Eagan. Once pulled over, police found that his blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit.
Williams is charged with two counts of first-degree DWI, a felony, and each count carries a minimum of three years in prison with a maximum of seven years and a fine of $14,000. He was also charged with the gross misdemeanor of driving with a canceled license, which may add another year onto his sentence and a $3,000 fine.
According to the criminal complaint, it was on Highway 13 and cedar Avenue at approximately 1:30 a.m. that an Eagan police officer spotted Williams speeding. The officer was able to catch up to Williams and clocked his speed at 90mph in a 65mph zone.
The officer stopped Williams, approaching his vehicle and saw that Williams’ eyes were bloodshot and watery. The officer stated that he could smell alcohol coming from inside the car. Williams stated that he had had one drink at an Apple Valley bar, so the officer proceeded to perform field sobriety tests in which Williams’ blood alcohol content was found to be .16, twice the legal limit.
Upon a check of Williams’ criminal history, the officer found that Williams had a canceled driver’s license in addition to three prior alcohol-related convictions on his criminal record. Williams was then taken into custody and held on a $40,000 bond until his omnibus hearing on July 24th.
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