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Truck driver facing DWI charges after chase

By Staff | Aug 7, 2011


It wasn’t hard for a Minnesota trooper to spot: numerous vehicles bunched up in both lanes on Interstate 90 behind a westbound white semi.

Trooper Kyle Froehlich was responding to a complaint of a truck swerving all over the road on July 28.

Court documents say Froehlich saw the truck move from the right lane to the left, almost striking a motorcyclist.

The driver of the semi was identified as 41-year-old Jonathan D. Devers of Paducah, Ky.

The trooper’s report says a portable breath test showed an blood-alcohol content level of .28. A breath test at the Law Enforcement Center produced an alcohol level of .31, nearly four times the legal limit.

Devers has been charged with two counts of third-degree driving while intoxicated, each carrying a maximum sentence of one year and a $3,000 fine.

He also faces an open bottle charge, which has a maximum penalty of 90 days and a $1,000 fine.

Devers made his first court appearance in Faribault County District Court on Monday. To read more of this article, see this week’s Register