Speeding trooper resumes his media relations role at State Patrol


A trooper caught driving almost 40 mph above the speed limit has resumed his duties as a spokesman for the Minnesota State Patrol.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow was temporarily removed from his duties as a public information officer for the State Patrol in the wake of his arrest and subsequent prosecution for speeding, though continued to work as a trooper.

He was found to be traveling 94 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 210 in Ottertail County in April.

WDAY reports that Grabow returned to his position in the patrol's communications team as of Wednesday.

The TV station notes that an internal investigation into the matter has been completed, and resulted in a one-day unpaid suspension.

The Star Tribune notes that on top of his suspension, he was fined by the court $535 after pleading guilty to a petty misdemeanor, which included a $150 surcharge for "excessive speed."

The newspaper notes that Grabow is a 17-year veteran of the patrol and the spokesman for the western Minnesota and St. Cloud area.

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