Robert J. Cords, 70, 1112 1st Ave. S., St. James, was charged with gross misdemeanor no insurance and petty misdemeanor stop sign violation Friday. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to a crash near Fifth North Street and the New Ulm Medical Center parking lot.
Cords told police he was exiting the medical center parking lot and didn’t see the other vehicle, driven by Elizabeth Nelson that was westbound on Fifth North Street. Nelson told police Cords pulled out in front of her. Cords had an uninsured vehicle convictions on Feb. 10, 2010; Aug. 8, 2011; and June 18, 2012.
Kristopher A. Buchinsky, 35, West Plains, Mo., was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI Friday. According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to Applebee’s at 410 20th St. S. at 8:54 p.m. Nov. 17 for a report of a bartender being threatened. Dispatch advised that the suspects left the restaurant and were in a pickup truck in the parking lot smoking cigarettes. Police identified a man in the driver’s seat at Buchinsky, who showed signs of intoxication signs. He admitted drinking and failed a Preliminary Breath Test. He was arrested for DUI. Buchinsky provided a breath sample for analysis at 10:02 p.m. that showed an alcohol concentration of .20 grams per 210 liters of breath. His driving record indicated a qualified, prior impaired driving incident on May 11, 2009.