Washington County commissioner cited for DWIWashington County Commissioner Dennis Hegberg was arrested and cited in his hometown of Forest Lake for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated over the weekend.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
Washington County Commissioner Dennis Hegberg was arrested and cited in his hometown of Forest Lake for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated over the weekend.
Hegberg, 62, who represents the first district on the Washington County Board, was stopped by Forest Lake police Saturday, March 28 at 1:33 a.m. while he was driving east bound on Highway 97, a police report stated.
The patrol officer had noticed Hegberg did not signal when making a left turn onto the highway from southbound Lake Street, said Forest Lake police chief Clark Quiring.
The officer followed Hegberg and reported seeing him cross over the fog line three times before he decided to make the traffic stop, Quiring said.
Hegberg was asked to perform some standard sobriety tests and was then taken into custody and driven to the Forest Lake Police Department, where he consented to a breathalyzer test. His blood-alcohol content level was measured at 0.14. The state legal limit for driving is 0.08.
Hegberg was cited for driving while intoxicated and was released to a sober party, the report stated.
Hegberg was re-elected to the Washington County Board of Commissioners in November. He has served on the county board since 1989.
LAST UPDATED: Tuesday, March 31, 3 p.m.