7 hours after DWI arrest in Plymouth, man drives drunk again

He was arrested for driving drunk in Plymouth and Eden Prairie.
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Getting arrested for drinking drunk once is bad enough, but twice in the space of a few hours? 

That's what happened in the Twin Cities this past weekend, when an over-the-limit driver decided that his first experience in police custody wasn't quite enough.

The drinker was first arrested at 6:13 p.m. Sunday after he was pulled over for failing to signal a lane change on Interstate 494 near Carlson Parkway. According to the Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety, he failed field sobriety tests and was arrested, only to be released to a sober driver. 

A little over seven hours later, at 12:41 a.m. Monday, the same man was again pulled over for failing to signal multiple lane changes, this time making the illegal maneuver on the 13000 block of Technology Driver in Eden Prairie. 

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The police officer asked him where he was coming from and the man said he'd been released "an hour or two ago" after being arrested for a DWI in Plymouth. 

Round two of field sobriety tests proved no more successful than his go-round, so he was again arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail on second-degree DWI charges. 

"Please remember that getting behind the wheel impaired puts lives at risk, including yours," says the Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety.

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