Alexandria man says he found live ammo littered about the site of Sheriff Hutchinson’s drunk driving crash

A local man says he found live ammunition from two 50-round boxes littered about the scene of Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson's recent drunk driving crash.

This image shows a collage of objects reportedly collected from the scene of Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson's recent drunk driving crash. On the right is a picture of the marks left in the dirt after the accident. (Alexandria Rebel News)

Judd Hoff, a man who runs the Alexandria Rebel News Facebook page, has provided photos that purport to show objects collected from the scene of Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson’s recent drunk driving crash.

Hutchinson, who ran on a progressive platform aimed at restoring public trust in law enforcement, was driving back to Minneapolis from a Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association conference in Alexandria, Minnesota, last week when he rolled his vehicle traveling about 70 miles per hour. Now, he faces four charges, including one for carrying a pistol under the influence of alcohol, per a Friday press release from the Minnesota State Patrol. It has also been revealed that Hutchinson’s blood alcohol level was .13 after the accident — nearly twice the legal limit of .08.

Earlier this week, Hoff said he visited the crash site, taking photos and retrieving objects left littered on the ground. Among these were a prescription label with Hutchinson’s name on it, his campaign materials, faux sheriff badges designed to be given out to children, and 12ga and .38 special/.357 ammunition.

A collage of these items arranged by Hoff can be seen above, alongside a picture he said he took of the skid marks left in the dirt by Hutchinson’s vehicle as it rolled.

The pistol ammo seems to have been scattered from two 50-round boxes — meaning there could be up to 100 rounds littered about the crash site.

Hoff also supplied Alpha News with photos that appear to show ammunition on the ground at the crash site, as well as golf balls with the sheriff’s trademark “Hutch” campaign logo on them, seen below.

Another photo seems to show a pieces of Hutchinson’s vehicle. A source familiar with the matter said Hutchinson’s now-totaled vehicle was provided to him by the county, and that he special ordered it with top-of-the-line accessories.

Alpha News reached out to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, which responded to Hutchinson’s crash, in an attempt to confirm the legitimacy of the photos provided by Judd Hoff and ask if deputies had cleaned up the site of the accident. The office deferred to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which has not replied to two separate requests for comment.


Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.