Michael Brodkorb had .10 BAL when he seriously injured himself in one-car wreck [UPDATE]

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Insult to injury: Out of the hospital, Brodkorb might face a drunk driving charge.
-- Original post from morning of February 8; update at bottom --

Up until 2005, Michael Brodkorb wouldn't have been doing anything illegal by driving around with a .10 blood-alcohol level in Minnesota. But now, he could face a drunken driving charge in connection with the one-car accident that left him in critical condition last month.

SEE ALSO: Michael Brodkorb's wife updates his condition

Yesterday, the State Patrol announced that Brodkorb's BAL was just over the legal limit. Whether a criminal charge is forthcoming is now up to the Lilydale City Attorney.

Brodkorb, 39, spent a few days in the hospital following the January 23 crash, but he's out now and tweeting again: Then, yesterday, he retweeted this: Makes sense. After all, if you were facing a drunk driving charge, you wouldn't want people talking about it either, right?

:::: UPDATE ::::

Michael Brodkorb officially faces charges in connection with last month's wreck.

From the Pioneer Press's Marino Eccher:
FROM THE BRODKORB FILES:
-- DFL mailer makes Brodkorb-gate a campaign issue: "Republican Senators play, taxpayers pay"
-- Michael Brodkorb cries while discussing Amy Koch affair during Fox 9 interview [VIDEO]
-- Michael Brodkorb says marriage amendment is cynical MNGOP get-out-the-vote ploy



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Robert VanZandt Jr
Robert VanZandt Jr

The disease of addiction knows no boundaries or has any prejudice

Dan Gustafson
Dan Gustafson

Good, maybe he should face the consequences of his behavior for once.

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Eric: Yeah, Brodkorb's the REAL victim here! A victim of a mean-old member of the public who has an opinion about him! Ooh! Ooh! Another butthurt conservative! Call the whaaaambulance! BTW I really enjoy your lecturing me on judgment while simultaneously convicting me of marijuana use based on... what?

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

It would be interesting to learn which party lowered the blood alcohol limit, and why.

keny1
keny1

Why was he not immediately arrested after he was released from the hospital?

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Well then, give him a ticket.  And Canada can breathe a huge sigh of relief; whether Brodkorb ever planned to go there or not, he can't now.

Tom Fru
Tom Fru

a DUI for being over the legal limit?? No Way!!

Eric Kanzenbach
Eric Kanzenbach

@ Bob Alberti, put your marijuana down and try to look awake. This dude had a .1, big deal. What is that, 2 ... 3 beers ... MAYBE? On 35 the friction of car tires melt the snow or never let it freeze, it gets wet. Now, if somebody doesn't drive on it for even a few minutes when it is SO cold, can you guess what water will do? But hey Zig~Zag man, I suppose you are in a great position to make accusations and pass judgement.

Steve Barone
Steve Barone

When is the Michael Brodkorb Movie coming out starring James Gandolfini as Michael and Roseanne Barr as Koch?

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Brodkorb.. an alcoholic!? Why I find that ASTONISHING! Next you'll be telling me he's untrustworthy, emotionally volatile, and narcissistic!

socialhealth
socialhealth

Mark - what do you mean?  Are you saying it was not .10?

mark.gisleson
mark.gisleson

@socialhealth No, I'm asking which party led the charge to lower the limit down to .08. I'm sure this was part of the nationwide effort by MADD to ignore the fact that some folks drive just fine drunk, while others shouldn't get behind the wheel after a single beer.

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