Court Proceedings

Brown County District Court

• Chase A. Tessmer, 36, 612 Maple St. S.W., Sleepy Eye, was charged with two counts of gross misdemeanor DWI May 10, 2023. According to court documents, Brown County Sheriff’s Deputies Jason Fairbairn and Sgt. Derek Shaw were dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover on CR 27 east of CR 10 in Home Township at 9:16 p.m. Feb. 19, 2023.

The driver, Tessmer, appeared intoxicated to State Patrol Trooper Hauser and was being treated for injuries in the back of the Sleepy Eye Ambulance. Trooper Hauser said she could continue investigating Tessmer for impaired driving as she already had an encounter with him and said he told her he had been drinking prior to driving.

Deputy Fairbairn found empty and full beer cans and bottles at the scene. The vehicle had severe damage and was disabled.

Tessmer recorded a preliminary breath test showing a .263 breath alcohol content. Deputy Fairbairn followed the ambulance to Sleepy Eye Medical Center where staff drew blood at 8:45 p.m. The blood sample revealed an ethyl alcohol concentration of 0.227 grams per 100 milliliters of blood with a 99.73% level of confidence.


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