LILYDALE, Minn. - A former Minnesota State Senate staffer is charged with DWI after a single vehicle crash in the east metro that left him hospitalized.
A formal complaint was issued by the Lilydale city attorney against Michael Brodkorb, charing him with DWI, careless driving and driving without a seatbelt.
The first three counts are misdemeanors punishable by $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in the county jail. The no seat belt charge is a petty misdemeanor subject to a $300.00 fine.
The Minnesota State Patrol says Brodkorb had a blood alcohol level of .10 on January 23, the night he was critically injured in a car accident. Investigators say Brodkorb ran off I-35E in Mendota Heights and struck the wall of a bridge before careening across the northbound lanes and into the median wall.
He was taken to Regions Hospital in critical condition but has since improved.
Brodkorb made headlines after he sued the Minnesota State Senate for dismissing him in the wake of a highly publicized affair with then-Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.
On February 3, Brodkorb tweeted, "I owe a big thank you to my family and friends for their support over the last 11 days."
The complaint was sent to the Minnesota State Patrol for their signature and filing with the Dakota County District Court Division 3 - West St. Paul.
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