An Anoka man with a history of driving under the influence was caught in February with an alleged blood alcohol concentration of 0.30.
Denis Valeryevich Ryabikov, 25, was arraigned Feb. 19 in Anoka County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. His next court appearance is April 9.
According to the criminal complaint, a Blaine Police Department sergeant on patrol 9:15 p.m. Feb. 15 observed a vehicle drive off the road, hit a snowbank and then continue driving while traveling north on Highway 47 near University Avenue Extension in Coon Rapids.
The sergeant called the Anoka County DWI Task Force for backup after he pulled the driver over. Authorities allegedly smelled alcohol when speaking with Ryabikov and he failed all the field sobriety tests.
According to the complaint, officers had trouble getting a good breath test sample from Ryabikov. A preliminary field test reported a blood alcohol content reading of 0.241. The legal limit is 0.08.
After being read the implied consent advisory form, Ryabikov said he was willing to go to the Blaine Police Department for another breath test. He said he did not need to consult with an attorney. At 10:27 p.m., more than an hour after he was pulled over, Ryabikov had a blood alcohol content reading of 0.30, according to the complaint.
Ryabikov was twice convicted in Hennepin County District Court of driving under the influence within the past 10 years, according to the complaint.
Eric Hagen is at [email protected]