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Jesse Philip Dahl

Man arraigned in Hubbard County weekend traffic fatality

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A former Grand Rapids man was arraigned Tuesday on five charges in connection with a weekend rollover that caused the death of his passenger.

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Jesse Philip Dahl, 29, appeared in Hubbard County District Court with his head shaved and with numerous abrasions and cuts.

The criminal complaint states his blood alcohol level was .16 percent when the Volkswagon Passat he was driving southbound in County Road 3 left the roadway, struck an approach and rolled about 12:30 a.m. July 3.

His passenger, Brooke Rosemore, 28, of Floodwood, died at the scene while wearing a seat belt.

Dahl is charged with two counts of Criminal Vehicular Homicide and Injury, two counts of Second Degree DWI and Driving After Revocation.

The criminal complaint states he has two qualified impaired driving incidents within the last 10 years, a DWI conviction in 2005 and an Implied Consent violation in April.

Sheriff Frank Homer said Dahl was not at the scene when officers arrived. He was found at a residence nearby and transported to North Country Region Hospital in Bemidji, where he was treated and released.

The vehicular homicide charges carry a maximum of 10 years in jail and/or a $20,000 fine; the DWIs are punishable by a maximum of 1 year and/or a $3,000 fine and the Driving After Revocation charge carries a maximum penalty of 90 days and/or a $1,000 fine upon conviction.

Judge Robert Tiffany set bail at $150,000 unconditional or $100,000 with the conditions that Dahl must be law abiding, abstain from drug or alcohol use and submit to random testing. However, because he is a repeat offender, Minnesota statute mandates for his "unconditional" bail, he must nevertheless submit to electronic home monitoring with an alcohol sensor attached to him.

Dahl is on probation from Beltrami County for a Fifth Degree Controlled substance charge.

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