|VanWagner posted a picture of his damaged car with a smiley face on Facebook (left); his mugshot (right).|
Following a wreck that claimed the life of 16-year-old Jason McCarthy, the man who allegedly caused it, Mike VanWagner, was too injured to take a breathalyzer exam.
Though he allegedly smelled like booze when officers arrived at the tragic scene along Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park on the afternoon of July 24, after VanWagner was taken to the hospital and treated, he was released from custody long enough to make light of the fatal wreck with smiley faces on Facebook. But he's now behind bars and facing criminal vehicular homicide charges after the blood work came in and revealed his blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was .29, or well over three times the legal limit.See also:
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