A North Mankato man is charged with drunk driving after Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Deputies say he tried to drive around construction barricades on County Road 1 and got stuck.
A passerby called 9-1-1 and said not only was the vehicle hung up on the berm but 34-year-old Troy Peterson appeared to be under the influence.
When a deputy arrived, he says Peterson’s vehicle was locked with the keys inside and it was still in gear – with the front passenger wheel spinning occasionally.
The criminal complaint shows Peterson failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test registered .215. A test at the jail showed a result of .22.