Rep. Matt Grossell cited for drunk driving 

He’s facing misdemeanor DWI charges.

Rep. Matt Grossell/Minnesota House

Republican Rep. Matt Grossell was pulled over early in the morning on Feb. 11 and cited for drunk driving, Minnesota Public Radio first reported.

According to the report, Grossell was pulled over for speeding near his home in Clearwater County and submitted to a blood alcohol test. His blood alcohol content was .15%, about twice the legal limit.

He’s facing misdemeanor DWI charges and wasn’t booked because the county jail was closed, the report says. Grossell has not publicly commented on the incident.

The former Clearwater County sheriff’s deputy was arrested in 2019 after he exhibited “drunk” and “belligerent” behavior at a hotel bar, according to the Pioneer Press. He was later removed from his committee assignments.

Several public officials have been arrested for drunk driving in Minnesota over the past few years, including:


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