This news story is about someone from a town just a few miles from ours:
(This is sort of long, but I tried to "condense" it a little without altering it or leaving out any of the unbelievable (humorous) parts)
Lake Wilson man arrested twice in five days for DWI By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe
A Lake Wilson man managed to rack up a slew of alcohol-related charges in less than a week, with two separate arrests within five days.
Roy Wilbert Meier was 56 years old when he was arrested June 24 after running into the side of a convenience store with his truck. Several days later, June 29, after his 57th birthday, he was arrested again after allegedly taking a vehicle that was not his when he left another store.
According to criminal complaints, on June 24, an employee at Easy Street convenience store called authorities to report a red pickup truck had struck the building, then left the scene. Murray Co. deputy arrived @ the location, found a large dent in the building & Meier sitting in a pickup nearby. When Meier saw the deputy, he allegedly tried to start the vehicle, but the deputy reached in and removed the key.
Meier was removed from the truck, refused a breath test, & was placed in the squad car. When the deputy spoke to the employee, she said she didn't see the crash, someone had informed her, & she went to inspect the damage. The truck had been backed off the sidewalk, & while she was looking at the building, Meier came out of the store, got in the truck & drove away. She obtained the license number. (An eye-witness was interviewed.)
At the LE Center, Meier refused field sobriety tests, stating he had arthritis & couldn't do them. He took a gaze test & failed, & was unable to recite the alphabet.
When he was read the implied consent advisory, Meier swore repeatedly & stated he hadn't been driving the truck.
He said he wanted to consult an attorney, but refused to call anyone. He again refused a breath test, stating he did not drive.
He was taken to the Lyon County Jail, bail was set the next day. He was granted a public defender, & released. Conditions of release included no alcohol or drug use.
About 9:30 p.m. June 29, a woman in Currie called reporting a drunk driver had almost hit two little girls. She said it was a maroon car with a black hood, & relayed the license plate number. Several minutes later, dispatch received a 911 call from a woman who said Meier had left in her car, maroon with a black hood, instead of his own while at the gas station in Currie. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper said the car had been spotted south of Currie, heading back toward town.
When Murray County deputy arrived, he found Meier sitting in the car reported as stolen. Nearby was a small maroon car registered to Meier’s ex-wife. Meier allegedly smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech & was unsteady on his feet.
A deputy spoke to the ex-wife, & she said he had come to her residence the night before driving a van. He left in her car without her permission.
At the LE Center, Meier allegedly refused to cooperate, turning his back when asked about consent and attorneys. He refused a breath test & urinated on himself when the deputy left the room. He was taken to use the toilet, but then became upset & started demanding food, threatening to urinate on the floor if he was not fed immediately.
Meier was charged June 25 for the June 24 incident with test refusal, driving after cancellation, endangering public safety & driving while impaired. On July 2, he was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, test refusal, driving after cancellation & tampering with a motor vehicle.
Meier is currently on probation, having pleaded guilty June 4 to trespass and disorderly conduct in Murray County District Court. He was ordered at that time to stay away from alcohol.
He has previous convictions in several counties for domestic assault, contempt of court, terroristic threats, theft, disorderly conduct, test refusal and aggravated driving while impaired.