Man charged with DWI after crashing into Burnsville liquor store

Author:
Updated:
Original:

An extremely intoxicated Burnsville man on a mission to buy more alcohol now faces charges after crashing into a liquor store in December.

The Patch reports 56-year-old Keith Alan Potretzke faces two charges of gross misdemeanor DWI after the car he was driving hit the side of Big Discount Liquors in Burnsville around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

After the crash, Potretzke went inside the store where he attempted to purchase alcohol. Store employees refused to sell to him.

Witnesses say Potretzke was seen stumbling around the parking lot before taking off in his mangled car.

Two hours later, police were able to catch up with the man at a Bloomington restaurant where he worked. Potretzke first denied drinking alcohol that day and then eventually told officers he had been drinking very early in the morning.

According to the Patch, Potretzke's blood-alcohol content was .24, three times the legal limit to drive in Minnesota.

Each charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $3,000 fine.

Next Up

minneapolis police

Shooting reported in Dinkytown, investigation underway

It happened in the area of 14th Ave SE and 4th St SE.

Luis Arraez

Arráez's triple gives Twins rare extra-inning victory

The Twins scored three runs in the 10th to take Friday's opener.

court gavel

St. Cloud man sentenced after traveling to meet minor he solicited online

Nathan Paul Grondahl learned his fate in a federal court this week.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Report: Contract talks between Kaprizov and Wild have 'gone cold'

The report states Kaprizov is drawing interest from the KHL.

IMG_1266

Glensheen Mansion reveals new coffee bar - with fresh donuts

It's located in the historic Carriage House garage space

Bogdan Vechirko

Charges against trucker who barreled through protestors could be dropped

Bogdan Vechirko will have to avoid legal trouble for a year.

Dychaun Chew - South High School Facebook

Loved ones mourn 16-year-old killed in Minneapolis hit-and-run

South High School held a balloon release for Dychaun Chew Thursday evening.

Related

Car crashes into St. Paul liquor store

A man driving in the parking lot of a St. Paul liquor store stepped on the gas instead of the brake, crashing through Parkway Liquor in St. Paul Friday evening. No one was injured and the driver was cited for careless driving.