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Police: Man had .33 blood alcohol content, several drugs in system after crash in Woodbury, Minn.

A Maplewood man whose blood test revealed a litany of drugs and alcohol following a Woodbury crash was charged in Washington County District Court with a felony and two misdemeanor offenses.

Jake Lee Michael Fremont was charged with one count of felony drug possession and two counts related to driving under the influence. The 21-year-old made his first court appearance on the charges June 29.

A criminal complaint filed in May spells out prosecutors' case against Fremont:

He was questioned on Christmas Eve of 2010 after police found his vehicle crashed into a snowbank on Parkside Drive at Hudson Road.

Fremont was at the scene of the crash attempting to shovel out the vehicle. A Woodbury officer detected the odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and witnessed him swaying from side to side.

Fremont, who police said appeared to be leaning on the shovel in an attempt to maintain his balance, told the officer he crashed the car after receiving a text message that his grandmother had died.

He admitted to consuming two beers at a Roseville bar and having smoked marijuana earlier in the day.

A preliminary breath test revealed a blood-alcohol concentration of .33 - more than four times the legal limit - according to the complaint.

The officer searched Fremont's vehicle and found 47 pills inside. Fremont said the pills were Xanax and that he did not have a prescription for them; a state laboratory test of the pills revealed they contained alprazolam, a fourth-degree controlled substance.

Fremont was arrested and issued a blood test, which revealed the presence of oxycodone, morphine, oxymorphone, alprazolam and .01 grams of ethyl alcohol.

Fremont's next court appearance is Aug. 25.

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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