Brown County District Court
• Nathan M. Iverson, 29, 1121 S. Washington St., New Ulm, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor 2nd-degree DWI, 2nd-degree open bottle, and petty misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Jan. 7.
According to court documents, New Ulm Police were sent to Center Street and Highland Avenue at 11:26 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 for a vehicle stuck in a snow bank. At the scene, police talked to a vehicle driver, Iverson, and detected a strong marijuana and alcohol odor coming from Iverson. He also showed signs of intoxication.
Iverson told police he was going home, threw his vehicle keys, wallet and jacket to the ground and said he didn’t want to go to jail or detox. He admitted drinking gin and that he used marijuana and THC. He failed certain field sobriety tests including a preliminary breath test.
Police found an open bottle of liquor in Iverson’s vehicle and a multi-colored glass pipe that smelled of marijuana.
A witness said he saw Iverson drive through the intersection at a high rate of speed and end up in a snow bank. Iverson was arrested and transported to the Brown County Law Enforcement Center. .
Iverson provided a breath sample at 12:05 p.m. that showed an alcohol concentration of .16 grams per 210 liters of breath. His driving record indicated a qualified, prior impaired driving incident he was convicted of on July 2, 2017. A bail hearing was set for 11:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 10.