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Dent man charged with two felony DWI counts

According to court records, on the afternoon of July 16, a trooper on patrol east of Detroit Lakes pulled him over after clocking his Ford Explorer going 82 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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Daniel Arthur Adkins, 39 of rural Dent has been charged in Becker County District Court with two counts of felony DWI.

According to court records, on the afternoon of July 16, a trooper on patrol east of Detroit Lakes pulled him over after clocking his Ford Explorer going 82 mph in a 65 mph zone.

The trooper immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle, and Adkins was arrested after he performed poorly on sobriety tests and showed other signs of impairment. He denied drinking and said the smell came from his girlfriend’s excessive driving.

A search of the vehicle turned up multiple empty alcohol "shooters," a half-full Budweiser can in the center console, and three unopened Budweiser cans on the floor behind the driver's seat. At the jail, his blood alcohol content tested at .12%.

Adkins also has three DWI cases pending in district courts. He has been charged with first-degree felony test refusal in Becker County, second-degree DWI in Otter Tail County, and third-degree DWI in Wilkin County. He has impaired-driving loss of license incidents from Nov. 20, 2021, Dec. 30, 2021, and March 19. He was convicted of DWI in Florida in 2015.

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On July 18, Adkins posted a $40,000 bail bond and was released, with conditions that include an alcohol monitor at his own expense. A plea hearing is set for Sept. 28.

Related Topics: BECKER COUNTY DISTRICT COURTCRIME AND COURTSPUBLIC SAFETY
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