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Two men arrested for DWI – driving the same car

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Two Rochester men are facing DWI charges for driving the same car while intoxicated, KTTC reports.

A witness called Rochester police Monday night after seeing a car back out of a driveway and hit a wooden retaining wall. After the car stopped, the driver and a passenger switched seats and drove away, according to ABC 6 News.

A police officer caught up with the car, and pulled it over. Both men had alcohol in their system, according to police.

The first driver, Erik Goodmanson, 30, had a blood alcohol level of .12, ABC 6 reports. The other man is Jason Weinrich, 44, and police say his blood alcohol level was .22. Both were above the legal limit of .08.

Goodmanson and Weinrich are facing second-degree charges of driving under the influence, because they both have prior DWI arrests, according to the station.

State traffic safety officials say it's quite common for people who are arrested for DWI to be repeat offenders. The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety said of the 28,418 motorists who were arrested for DWI in 2012 (the last year for which statistics are available), 40 percent of them had at least one prior DWI offense.

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