• Diane R. Mikkelson, 42, 105 Bianchi Dr., New Ulm, was charged Tuesday with gross misdemeanor 2nd-degree refusal to submit to chemical test and 3rd-degree DWI. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were on patrol at 2 a.m. Feb. 10 when a vehicle passed in front of them, westbound on Center Street, near the Garden Street intersection. The vehicle was driving in the middle of the road, then turned wide into the oppose traffic lane on North Highland Avenue.
Police stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Mikkelson . She displayed intoxication clues and admitted drinking. Police detected a strong alcoholic odor coming from the vehicle. Mikkelson refused to do any field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. She refused to submit to a chemical test of her breath for alcohol. She was convicted of impaired driving on Aug. 30, 2009, with an implied consent license revocation in connection with that incident on Oct. 31, 2009.