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Woodbury Man Sentenced on Fifth DWI Charge Since 2002

Jon Timothy Almquist was given seven years of probation.

A Woodbury man who was arrested in March 2012 on suspicion of his fifth DWI since 2002 was recently sentenced to seven years of probation.

A 3.5-year prison sentence was stayed on the grounds that Jon Timothy Almquist, 39, remain law abiding, complete a repeat-offender program and submit to random testing, among other conditions of his release.

Almquist was arrested during the early morning hours of March 8, 2012, after employees at SuperAmerica called police about a customer who was slurring his speech and stumbling in the parking lot, according to the criminal complaint. He was in the gas station’s carwash when an officer arrived.

After Almquist left the carwash, the officer noted that he failed to signal a turn at Guider Drive. He was pulled over and showed signs of intoxication, according to the complaint.

He registered a .171 on a preliminary breath test, but it went up to .19 on a later test at the Woodbury Public Safety Department.

A check of state criminal records shows that Almquist was charged for DWI:

  • in Dakota County in 2002;
  • in Hennepin County in 2004;
  • in Dakota County in 2005; and
  • in Dakota County in 2007.

He also been previously charged with disorderly conduct and driving after revocation.

 

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Christine January 23, 2013 at 09:37 PM
I guess we will have to wait until he kills someone on the road before the law takes any action. 5 DWI's in 10 years? COURT ORDER some treatment for goodness sake. This makes me crazy!

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