Dave Hutchinson

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Service Record

Agency                  Bayport Minnesota Police Department[1]                          
Agency                  Minneapolis Metro Transit Minnesota Police Department
Rank Sergeant[2]
Dates of Service Hired in 2016[1]
Agency Hennepin County Minnesota Sheriff's Office                    
Rank Sheriff
Dates of Service Sheriff (January 7, 2019).[1]
Salary $188,775 (2020)[3]
Last Known Status Active.

Incident Reports

2021 DWI Arrest

On December 8, 2021, Hutchinson was involved in an single-vehicle crash, in which he rolled a county-owned vehicle.[4]

A urine sample showed Hutchinson's blood alcohol content at 0.13, nearly twice the legal limit.[4]

On December 16, 2021, Hutchinson said that he has entered an alcohol treatment program and plans to remain as sheriff.[5]

Department Response

Legal Action

Hutchinson was charged with fourth-degree driving while impaired, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 within two hours, and carrying a pistol under the influence of alcohol, all misdemeanors.[4] The standard sentence calls for 90 days in jail, up to two years probation, a $500 fine, and a chemical-use assessment.[6]

On December 16, 2021, Hutchinson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI. The other two DWI charges were dismissed as Minnesota law only allows conviction for one DWI offense per incident.[5][7]

On December 20, 2021, Hutchinson was sentenced to two years' probation, a fine, and other restrictions.[7]