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Charges possible in Cottage Grove councilman Lehrke's traffic arrest

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Cottage Grove City Council member Derrick Lehrke could face criminal charges after he was stopped by police for allegedly speeding over 100 mph on Highway 61 and for suspected impaired driving.


Lehrke, 35, was arrested July 30 on suspicion of third-degree drunken driving but released after a test showed his blood-alcohol concentration was within the legal driving limit, according to police data requested by the Bulletin.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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