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Fillmore County District Court Report


Mon, May 21st, 2012
Posted in All Court

On May 15, 2012, Daniel Maxwell Andrews, 51 of Chatfield, made an appearance before Judge Fabian at the Fillmore County Courthouse. Andrews was charged with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, which carries a maximum penalty of three years and one day in jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. He was also charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, with a maximum penalty of one year in jail, $3,000 or both, speeding, reckless driving, possession of a small amount of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

The charges stem from an incident in Chatfield on March 22, 2012, when Andrews was allegedly driving recklessly down Main Street. When the police tried to pull him over, he allegedly fled, and was pursued at over 100 miles per hour before they lost site of the vehicle. Police then heard an ambulance being called to the scene of an accident, and it was Andrews’ car. Andrews was taken to St. Marys Hospital. Andrews had allegedly been drinking alcohol, and police allegedly found a marijuana pipe, a beer, and a small amount of marijuana in his vehicle.

Andrews was released on his own recognizance with $3,000 unconditional bail. His next court appearance is July 17, 2012.

Dale Francis Donahue, 60, of Mabel, appeared before Judge Robert Benson for sentencing on May 15, 2012. Donahue was convicted of Driving while Intoxicated, which has a maximum penalty of seven years, a $14,000 fine, or both. Donahue was sentenced to the St. Cloud Correctional Facility for 48 months, which was stayed for seven years. He was given 180 days in the Fillmore County Jail on work release and seven years of supervised probation. He must also pay $1,120 in fees.

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