The sheriff of Hennepin County had a rollover crash near Alexandria Wednesday, Dec. 8, after drinking alcohol.
David Paul Hutchinson was traveling east on Interstate 94 when his vehicle left the roadway and rolled at approximately 2:30 a.m.
In a statement Hutchinson called his decision to drive after drinking "inexcusable" and said he was "deeply sorry."
"As the chief law enforcement officer for Hennepin County, I am held to a higher standard," the statement read. "I regret the choice I made and apologize to the citizens I serve, the staff I work with, and the friends and family who support me."
Hutchinson wrote that he takes full responsibility for the incident and intends to accept the consequences of his "poor decision."
"I am relieved that no one else was injured in the crash," Hutchinson's statement read. "I will immediately address my personal issues surrounding alcohol and seek the help I need to continue to serve the people of Hennepin County."
Hutchinson was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Alomere Health.
The crash is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State Patrol as a DUI.