Court Proceedings

Brown County

District Court

• Adam J. Selbrade Bryan, 28, 2201 N. Broadway, New Ulm, was charged with gross misdemeanor 2nd-degree refusal to submit to chemical test, 2nd-degree DWI and misdemeanor evading peace officer Feb. 19. His bail was set at $12,000.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to Traulich Estates, 2201 N. Broadway for a report of a woman heard screaming. Enroute, police learned the woman was walking by the mailboxes and a truck was following her.

Police stopped the truck and identified the driver as Adam James Selbrade Bryan, who exited the truck and ran away. Police chased him on foot, yelling at him to stop, before he went into a bush and fell down after slipping on snow or ice.

Police noticed intoxication clues on Selbrade Bryan and found several unopened alcohol containers in a vehicle he was driving. He refused to take a preliminary breath test. He failed another field sobriety test. Police obtained a search warrant to draw and search his blood. He refused to submit to a chemical test of his blood. His driving record indicated two qualified prior impaired driving convictions on Dec. 17, 2018 and Feb. 2, 2011.

• Paul M. Albrecht, 69, 56144 850th Ave., Stewart, was charged with gross misdemeanor 2nd-degree DWI-operate motor vehicle under influence of alcohol and 2nd-degree DWI operate motor vehicle-alcohol concentration 0.08 within 2 hours. His bail was set at $12,000.

According to court documents, Minnesota State Patrol trooper James Martens was southbound on State Highway 4 south of the Minnesota River Valley on Feb. 14 one mile over the speed limit when he noticed a vehicle catching him, then drift over the center line at 11:58 a.m. Feb. 14.

Martens stopped the suspect vehicle, identified the driver as Albrecht and observed intoxication clues from him. Albrecht failed field intoxication tests, supplied a breath sample of .245. and was arrested. A Data Master breath test at the Brown County Jail read .23 at 1:22 p.m. He was convicted misdemeanor DWI on Sept. 15, 2011 in McLeod County Court, 2nd-degree gross misdemeanor DWI on Dec. 30, 2016 in McLeod County Court, both qualified, prior impaired driving incidents within the last 10 years.


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