Man pleads guilty to drunken driving in crash that injured 1

Published 10:42 pm Thursday, July 26, 2018

An Albert Lea man who was driving drunk during a crash that injured another person in November pleaded guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Sar Way

Sar Way, 30, pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular injury.

Court documents state Way was charged after an Albert Lea police officer was dispatched to assist with a crash with injuries at about 8:25 p.m. Nov. 25 at the intersection of East Main Street and Elizabeth Avenue.

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Way was reportedly driving a 2008 Honda Pilot the wrong way on East Main Street when he struck a 2016 Honda Accord driven by Kari Roisen, 57, of Albert Lea.

Roisen was taken to the hospital after briefly losing consciousness, suffering abrasions and cuts and experiencing pain.

Way reportedly had a .123 blood alcohol content on a preliminary breath test. 

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 12. Way is expected to be placed on probation. He is expected to receive a stayed 364-day jail sentence and be given credit for four days served.

Way was also charged with misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more, but that charge is expected to be dismissed at sentencing.


See what happened last night in the PM report here.

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