A 27-year-old Brooklyn Park man was sentenced Oct. 15 in Anoka County District Court for convictions on two gross misdemeanor charges.
Brandon Scott Oakvik-Orr was originally charged by the Anoka County Attorney’s Office with felony third-degree assault and gross misdemeanor domestic assault and driving while impaired (DWI). The felony assault charge was dismissed at sentencing.
Officers found that he had assaulted a woman in a vehicle they were both sitting in the parking lot of the T-Box Bar and Grill in Ham Lake. Deputies were dispatched at 8:22 p.m. Aug. 19 after being notified of the fight in progress and saw Oakvik-Orr drive away when they got to the restaurant, so a traffic stop was conducted, according to the complaint.
An adult female was in the passenger’s seat and officers saw that she had a cut under her left eye, and her eye was swollen shut. She reported that Oakvik-Orr punched her twice in the face when they were arguing.
Oakvik-Orr smelled like he had been drinking, so a preliminary breath test was conducted about two hours after officers had first responded to the Ham Lake restaurant. He had a blood alcohol concentration reading of 0.21.
Oakvik-Orr was convicted of DWI in Anoka County in May 2010 and convicted of domestic assault in November 2003 in Hennepin County. This elevated the level of charges to gross misdemeanor.
He was jailed for 30 days with credit for the four days already served. Fines totaling $385 were imposed by the court. In addition, he must reimburse Anoka County Corrections for expenses totaling $160.
He will be on probation for the next four years. He must meet with a counselor, go to Alcoholics Anonymous classes and complete outpatient and aftercare treatment. He has to submit to random tests to make sure he is not consuming any alcohol or illegal drugs.
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