Off Duty Officer Was Drinking Before Deadly Wreck
CLOQUET, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner has determined an off-duty police officer's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for driving at the time of a double-fatal crash in Cloquet.
WDIO-TV reports 49-year-old Mark Laine and 54-year-old Fay Dahlman were killed in the crash on March 6. The Minnesota State Patrol says Laine's truck crossed the center line on Highway 33 and collided head-on with Dahlman's vehicle.
The State Patrol reported Tuesday that results from a medical examiner's test found Laine's blood alcohol level was 0.178.
Laine was a 27-year veteran of the Cloquet Police Department. He was driving his personal vehicle at the time of the crash.
Dahlman was on her way to work at Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet.
An investigation is ongoing.