Brodkorb charged with DUI in Jan. crash

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Former influential Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb has been charged with DUI, stemming from a one-car crash Jan. 23 in Mendota Heights that left him injured.

WCCO and KARE 11 report the Lilydale city attorney has charged Brodkorb with four counts, including fourth-degree DUI and having an alcohol concentration of at least .08 (the legal limit) but less than .20, one count of careless driving and one count of no seat belt.

Minnesota State Patrol investigators say Brodkorb had a blood alcohol level of .10 the night of the crash.

They say Brodkorb's 2004 Subaru Forester hit a bridge wall and came to rest against the concrete barrier.

Brodkorb is embroiled in a lawsuit he filed against the Minnesota State Senate after he was fired, following an affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. Koch has given several interviews lately, alleging a GOP power grab.

Brodkorb has been tweeting recently, but not much about the crash. He tweaked Republicans on Wednesday:

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