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Afton, Minn., man accused of burglarizing garage for parts to fix his wreck

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An Afton man is accused of burglarizing a garage on Monday in hopes of stealing spare parts to fix the truck he had just crashed while driving drunk.

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Washington County prosecutors on Tuesday charged Zachary R. Zimmerman, 24, with third-degree burglary - a felony - and one count of driving under the influence.

He was released Wednesday on $12,000 bail, the conditions of which prohibit him from possessing firearms.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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