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

He was arrested for driving drunk in Plymouth and Eden Prairie.

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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