Minnesota: Carlton County prosecutor Thom Pertler busted on DWI charge

Prosecutor Thom Pertler held on DWI charges in St. Louis County jail.
photo courtesy of St. Louis County
From StarTribune
Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of drunken driving and was booked into the St. Louis County Jail.
Pertler was pulled over as he entered Duluth on state Highway 61 after authorities received reports of a possible drunken driver, according to state and county law enforcement officials.
“I can tell you that we received a couple of driving complaints on him,” State Patrol Sgt. Curt Mowers said at 2:30 p.m. “A trooper found him and stopped him based on the driver’s conduct. … He was arrested.”
Mowers said the traffic stop was made at 12:30 p.m. on Highway 61 in St. Louis County. St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman said a member of his office told him Pertler was southbound on Highway 61 when someone in the Knife River area reported he was driving erratically. He said the traffic stop was made at 61st Avenue East in Duluth near the Lester River.
Pertler, 47, is being held in the St. Louis County Jail on charges of refusing to submit to a chemical test of his blood, breath or urine, a gross misdemeanor, and fourth-degree driving while impaired, a misdemeanor…..MORE