Impaired driver injured in Henrietta Twp. crash

Connor Shaw, 23, of Park Rapids was arrested for 3rd-degree DUI after a Sept. 25 rollover accident on County 1.

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A driver was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) following a single-vehicle crash Sept. 25 in Henrietta Twp.

According to a Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office press release, the accident was reported at 2:52 a.m. on County 1.

Deputies were en route to the scene when witnesses reported the driver of the crash was highly intoxicated and was walking away from the scene, the release states. Deputies arrived to find a severely damaged 2004 Honda Accord in the ditch.

Investigation showed the vehicle was traveling south on County 1 when it went off the road, the release states. The driver overcorrected, causing the Accord to hit an approach. It then became airborne and rolled.

Deputies went to the nearby home of the registered owner’s friend and found the driver, identified as Connor Shaw, 23, of Park Rapids. While speaking to Shaw, deputies observed that he had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, poor balance and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from him, the release states.


Shaw said he was driving south on County 1 when he lost control of his vehicle, the release states. He had minor injuries from the crash.

Shaw failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI, the release states. Once transported to the county jail, he agreed to take a breath test resulting in a 0.24 blood alcohol level. Shaw was charged with 3rd-degree DUI.

The single-vehicle incident on Highway 23 involved a 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl.

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