A Mankato man is accused of driving drunk a week ago, with young person in the pickup.
According to the Mankato Department of Public Safety, someone called in a driving complaint that stated a red pickup was all over the road near Highway 22 and Hoffman Road and an officer caught up with the vehicle and stopped it after watching the truck weave over the center line and drive down the middle of both lanes.
The criminal complaint shows that 44-year-old Tugul Diew was unable to find his driver’s license in his wallet four different times but the officer said it was in plain sight. Diew denied having been drinking, but failed a field sobriety test. A portable breath test registered more than twice the legal limit – .168.
Officials say Diew’s 14-year-old nephew was a passenger in the truck.
Diew’s driver’s license record shows he has two previous implied consent violations on his record – meaning he refused to give a breath test in two prior drunk driving stops – one in 2010 and the second in 2013.