CASE LAW UPDATE: Whether the evidence was insufficient for DWI physical control?
Defendant appealed his conviction of driving while impaired, DWI, arguing that the evidence was insufficient to sustain the jury’s guilty verdict. The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that surveillance video evidence that defendant entered his semi truck through the driver’s door while intoxicated, remained in the truck for about 4 minutes, and that the truck was operable, was sufficient to establish defendant’s physical control of the vehicle. Affirmed.
State v. Czarnecki, A20-0263, Meeker County.
Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.