FARIBAULT COUNTY MAN ARRESTED FOR DRUNK DRIVING

A 49 YEAR-OLD ELMORE MAN FACES CHARGES AFTER ALLEGEDLY CRASHING HIS TRUCK WHILE DRUNK. EDWIN JOHN HALER IS ACCUSED OF DRUNK DRIVING, CRIMINAL VEHICULAR OPERATION, SPEEDING, AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT.

ACCORDING TO THE COMPLAINT, HALER WAS DRIVING HOME TUESDAY NIGHT WHEN HIS PICKUP HYDROPLANED AND CRASHED ONTO IT’S SIDE IN A WATER FILLED DITCH. HALER THEN BROKE INTO A NEARBY HOME TO GET HIMSELF OUT OF THE ELEMENTS AND CALL FOR HELP. WHEN A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY ARRIVED ON THE SCENE HE NOTED AN 11 YEAR-OLD BOY WHO HAD SCRATCHES ON HIS FACE, WAS BLEEDING BY THE EAR AN REPORTED HEAD PAIN.

A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST PUT HALER’S BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT AT .109 AND HE WAS ARRESTED.

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