Elysian’s Mayor Charged in Le Sueur County Court With DWI & Speeding
Elysian's Mayor Tom McBroom was recently charged in Le Sueur County Court with two counts of third-degree DWI, one count of speeding, and one count of careless driving after being pulled over in April by a Le Sueur County Sheriff's Deputy on Highway 60.
The deputy pulled McBroom over for speeding April 16th on Highway 60. KSTP-TV reports that after the deputy had pulled McBroom over that "the deputy smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the truck."
McBroom allegedly initially told the deputy that he hadn't had any alcohol to drink, but that he admitted to speeding, telling the deputy that "he had been speeding '70 to 80 miles per hour' on his way to Elysian" after being in Faribault at a retirement party.
According to the Mankato Free Press, McBroom after failing some field sobriety tests agreed to a preliminary breath test and that test "allegedly showed he had an alcohol concentration of 0.18 and a later test allegedly gave a reading of 0.17."
McBroom was then arrested, booked into the Le Sueur County Jail, and released from custody on bail.
The Le Sueur County Attorney is not handling the case but instead has asked Kimberly Woodgate who worked as the Assistant City Attorney in Le Sueur to prosecute the case.
McBroom is scheduled to make his first court appearance on July 6.
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