UPDATE: Minnesota sheriff sentenced after pleading guilty to DUI

December 21, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County Sheriff David Hutchinson has been sentenced to two years’ probation in connection with a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Hutchinson  crashed his county-owned SUV on Interstate 94 near Alexandria. Minnesota on Dec. 8.

He pleaded guilty Thursday to fourth-degree driving under the influence in a deal with prosecutors.

Hutchinson was fined $610 in addition to the probation term. A 90-day jail sentence was stayed.

He can’t drink alcohol or use drugs and must submit to random testing as conditions of probation.

Hutchinson has called the crash “a wake-up call” and has entered an outpatient treatment program to address his alcohol issues.