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Vehicle flips in suspected DWI crash in Cottage Grove

An alleged drunk driver’s car flipped onto its roof in a crash Tuesday, May 20, in the 8000 block of Hornell Avenue in Cottage Grove. (Photo courtesy of the Cottage Grove Police Department)

A Woodbury man faces criminal charges after he allegedly flipped his car while driving drunk in Cottage Grove.

Police and paramedics were called about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, to the 8000 block of Hornell Avenue, near Hinton Avenue, for a reported rollover. Police found the driver, later identified as Tyler J. Wylie, 19, sitting across the street.

According to police, Wylie was driving eastbound when his car left the road and struck a mailbox and then a large tree at 8094 Hornell Ave. The car rolled onto its roof. There were no passengers in the car.

Wylie showed signs of intoxication when police made contact with him, according to the report. A preliminary breath test indicated his blood-alcohol concentration was 0.276, more than three times the legal driving limit.

Wylie was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul and then transported to the Washington County jail. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree drunken driving, underage consumption, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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.

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