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As I've mentioned before, anyone can be charged with a DUI...


Even a candidate for a state Supreme Court.  Attorney Michelle MacDonald, a candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court this fall, was stopped for speeding and subsequently charged with DUI and resisting arrest.

Law enforcement reports allege that she was stopped only for speeding and that the officer detected a slight odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.  

If this had happened in Denver, a DUI attorney would argue that alleged speeding and a slight odor of alcohol, without any more specific allegations of impairment, are not enough rise to the level of probable cause to arrest for DUI much less convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.  

The accused is taking her case to trial on September 15th, about 6 weeks prior to the election.