WINONA, Minn. — A burned-out headlight led to a La Crescent man’s fourth DWI charge since 2005.

A Winona County sheriff’s deputy stopped Daniel Lee Schossow, 26, on U.S. Hwy. 61 south of Twin Bluffs about 11:30 p.m Wednesday for driving with a burned-out headlight. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he observed that Schossow appeared to have been drinking, which was confirmed by a field sobriety test.

Schossow was arrested and taken to the Winona County Law Enforcement Center, where he refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test. Charges of first-degree drunken driving and first-degree test refusal have been referred against Schossow to the Winona County Attorney’s office, said Winona County Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude.

Schossow was convicted of drunken driving in August 2005, June 2008 and September 2010. He was convicted of driving after revocation in April 2010.

(7) comments

ThaTruth

y not a zero tolerance?

Waldo

What about the people who get dui's having never driven their vehicle while intoxicated? Happens all the time. People think they;re making the right decision to not drive, sleep in their vehicle and get busted for it just as if they were cruising down the road. Pisses me off. Doesn't seem right.

ThaTruth

ya 50,000 first offense that's idiotic. I'm do not condone drinking and driving but ur idea seems a little overboard. ppl make mistakes and bad ones at that. I could see that punishment for 3rd or 4th.

citygirl

It's an illness but the media still glorifies it ie "only 26 and he's on his fourth, what a MAN" if he had killed a child during his last outing, ......

Napoleon
Napoleon

Confiscate the vehicle, revoke the license for ten years, $50,000 fine and a year in jail. First offense. No license reinstatement unless certified booze-free by a shrink. That's how you fix the DUI epidemic.. stop playing around with DUI.

"The German police take him to the police station, where he is processed for drunk driving.
The police confiscate his driver's license and he is taken home. His vehicle is confiscated and sold. Proceeds from the vehicle sale are put into a victims fund, writes The Standard."

"Every intoxicated driver in Germany who undergoes this process spends more than 15,000 Euros and loses driving privileges until she passes the testing regimen. If she is caught again, she will lose their driver's license for a period of up to two years and have to undergo the psychological testing all over again."

eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/list_6530745_dui-laws-germany.html#ixzz2DQSIOS7f

Seriously Now
Seriously Now

Ish begginink to luk a lott like Chrismush.

RINO Cowboy
RINO Cowboy

He needs to move to Wisconsin if he wants to be in the big league. I do have to admit, though, that at 26 with 4 DWIs under his belt he is off to a good start :(

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