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Troopers: Man’s BAC more than 4 times legal limit during Iron Range crash

IRON RANGE– Court documents show a Coon Rapids man’s blood alcohol level was 4.5 times the legal limit when he rear ended a car on the Iron Range Sunday, injuring two elderly people.

In court Tuesday, Brent Borash, 28, was charged with two counts of criminal vehicular operation, driving under the influence, and having an open bottle in the vehicle.

According to court records, Borash was travelling on Highway 53 between Virginia and Eveleth around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, when he rear-ended a Ford Escape at 100 miles per hour.

The two people inside the vehicle, an 82-year-old man and an 80-year-old woman were taken to the hospital. They were treated for for non life-threatening injuries.

According to court documents, authorities asked Borash on the scene if he had been drinking, and he responded “too much.”

Authorities say Borash was too intoxicated to perform field sobriety tests, and his blood alcohol level was a .37. The legal limit to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Minnesota is .08.

Minnesota State Patrol officers also located an open bottle of whiskey in his vehicle.

A judge has set Borash’s bail at $12,000.

This is Borash’s third DUI charge. His previous convictions are from 2010 and 2011.

Briggs LeSavage

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