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Driver got drunk, then he got lost

Police say Anthony Ford got a little drunk and then got a little lost last February.

According to a complaint filed last week in the Dakota County Attorney's office, the 29-year-old Apple Valley resident was trying to get home from a night out in Hastings Feb. 10 when a sheriff's deputy stopped him in Hampton.

According to the complaint, the deputy stopped Ford after watching him weave over the centerline and brake for no reason. The deputy reported that Ford appeared confused and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test. A later breath test at the Dakota County Jail indicated a blood alcohol level of .12, above the legal limit for driving.

Ford has a 2004 conviction in California for driving while intoxicated. If convicted this time on a third-degree charge of driving while impaired he could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $3,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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