Court Proceedings

Brown County District Court

• Two counts of gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI were filed June 28 against Stephen J. Laway, 19, 518 Franklin St. N. A bail hearing was set for 11:15 a.m. June 29.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police were dispatched to 1423 Jefferson St. N. at 12:50 a.m. June 27 for a suspicious vehicle in the area. The caller said a truck was running, with lights and wipers on, and had been there for about 30 minutes.

At the scene, police identified the driver by his Minnesota driver’s license as Laway. He appeared to be sleeping. Police knocked on the vehicle window but it did not wake him, so they opened the door and told him to wake up and turn off the vehicle, which he did.

Laway said he came from the B&L Bar but didn’t know when. He said he “drank a lot” but did not know the exact amount. Police noticed intoxication clues shown by Laway. He provided a breath sample that resulted in a .189% blood alcohol content (BAC) and was arrested for DWI suspicion.

Police noticed several Miller Light beer cans in Laway’s backpack in the vehicle. He was transported to the Brown County Jail and took a Data Master breath test that showed a .21% BAC at 1:30 a.m.

Laway was convicted of fourth-degree DWI in Brown County on Feb. 16, 2016.


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