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Hennepin County sheriff has DUI crash near Alexandria

The sheriff of Hennepin County had a rollover crash near Alexandria Wednesday, Dec. 8, after drinking alcohol.

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."

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"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.

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