Court Proceedings

Brown County District Court

• Two counts of gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI, misdemeanor driving after revocation and petty misdemeanor speeding 40/30 were filed May 15 against Gage W. H. Chumbley, 22, 200 S. Minnesota, New Ulm. Bail without conditions was set at $12,000 May 16. A hearing was set for 8:30 a.m. May 24.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police patrolwoman Tara Martin was on patrol at 1:36 a.m. May 15 traveling southbound on Broadway Street from 5th North Street when she noticed a vehicle northbound on Broadway that appeared to be traveling faster than the posted 30 mph speed limit.

Martin stopped a white 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and noticed intoxication clues on the driver, Chumbley. He admitted to having a couple beers. Martin learned his driving status was revoked. He failed certain field sobriety tests, a preliminary breath test and was arrested for DWI and taken to jail. A breath sample taken at 2:07 a.m. showed an alcohol concentration of .17 grams per 210 liters of breath.

• A gross misdemeanor driving after cancellation charge was filed May 13 against Dakota E. Diener, 20, 2526 S. Bridge St., New Ulm. A court appearance was set for 8:30 a.m. June 7.

According to court documents, New Ulm Police Investigator Eric Gramentz was on patrol at 1:24 p.m. March 27 traveling east on Seventh Street South, approaching German Street when he noticed a vehicle traveling south on German that did not stop at Seventh Street South.

Gramentz had to slow to avoid crashing into the vehicle. He stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as Diener, who said he had no driver’s license. Gramentz learned Diener’s license was cancelled inimical to public safety. Diener said he would leave the vehicle legally parked and walk home.


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