• Heather M. Frederickson, 37, 200 S. Broadway, New Ulm, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor 3rd-degree DWI March 12. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were on patrol southbound on Minnesota Street at 1:24 a.m. March 11 when their attention was drawn to a vehicle within the 100 block of North Minnesota Street, parked in front of the B&L Bar with its back-up lights on. The vehicle backed up into the officer’s squad lane, causing them to stop. The vehicle then turned onto Center and north on Broadway, crossing over the fog line for one block.
Police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Frederickson, who exhibited intoxication clues and admitted she had too much to drink. She failed certain field sobriety tests and a Preliminary Breath Test. She provided a breath sample for analysis at 3:17 a.m. that showed an alcohol concentration of .18 grams per 210 liters of breath.
• Jeremy D. Hagen, 30, 406 Carlton Ave., Morgan, was charged with gross misdemeanor 3rd-degree DWI March 12. According to court documents, a Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy was parked near the Cobden grain elevator when he noticed a vehicle leaving Cobden. It stopped legally at CR 7 and Center Street, then turned north and did not stop for a stop sign at a railroad crossing. The deputy stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Hagen, who said he had no proof of insurance with him. Hagen exhibited various intoxication clues and said he drank “enough” for about two hours that night.
Hagen failed field sobriety tests and was transported to the Brown County Jail and placed in the intoxication room while the deputy wrote a search warrant for blood. A blood test was performed at 12:29 a.m. Hagen was convicted of fourth-degree alcohol concentration greater than 0.08 within 2 hours, a qualified, prior impaired-driving incident within the last 10 years.