Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen calls for resignation of Sheriff Dave Hutchinson who was driving drunk on I-94
Ingebrigtsen served four terms as Douglas County sheriff.
Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R- Alexandria, is calling for the resignation of Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson after his December accident on Interstate 94 near Alexandria.
Ingebrigtsen issued the following statement:
“I served four terms as the elected Douglas County sheriff. The position of an elected law enforcement official comes with enormous responsibility and demands honor in and out of uniform. Public trust is paramount to being successful in maintaining safe communities.
“Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson’s actions in my district last December are simply unacceptable from any law enforcement officer. He drove under the influence, with a loaded firearm, at high speeds, without a seatbelt. He totaled a county vehicle and lied to other law enforcement officials. He purposefully complicated the situation to confuse his peers and avoid responsibility. Any one of those actions would warrant reconsideration of his position, all of them in one incident are unacceptable.Sheriff Hutchinson has lost the trust of the public and dishonored the uniform. He can no longer be effective. He needs to resign.”