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Eagan Mayor Mike Maguire Charged With Drunken Driving

EAGAN, Minn. (AP/WCCO) -- The mayor of Eagan is accused of driving drunk and crashing into a snowbank with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

Mike Maguire was arrested near his home Jan. 11 after police responded to a report of an SUV stuck in a snowbank.

A criminal complaint says a responding officer smelled alcohol and noticed Maguire had slow slurred speech and bloodshot and glassy eyes.

According to the complaint, Maguire was staggering and needed assistance walking. He allegedly failed a horizontal gaze nystagmus test and refused to perform further field sobriety tests.

Later, Maguire agreed to a breath test that showed a blood alcohol contents of 0.19%.

He was booked into Dakota County jail. He faces third-degree DWI and third-degree operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more. Both are gross misdemeanors.

Maguire has reportedly hired an attorney, James Blumberg, who said neither he nor the mayor would comment on the charges.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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