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Richfield Man Charged With DWI After Hit-and-Run Crash

Calvin Robinson is charged with two felony counts of drunken driving in the Feb. 9 incident.

A Richfield man has been charged with felony drunken driving after a hit-and-run crash in Minnetonka.

Calvin Robinson, 28, is charged with two counts of first-degree driving while intoxicated, each of which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine.

Robinson remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He is also being held on outstanding warrants, including DWI and domestic assault charges in Richfield and a DWI charge in Golden Valley.

According to the criminal complaint, compiled by Minnetonka Police Detective Andrew Gardner, police were called to a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Highway 7 and County Road 101 on Feb. 9. Witnesses told police that a car had rear-ended cars stopped at a traffic light, then “abruptly fled” the scene, according to Gardner’s account.

A witness gave police a description of the car, and police located the vehicle and tried to stop it. Instead, the driver sped away, leading police on a high-speed chase in which he crossed into a lane of oncoming traffic, according to the complaint.

The car eventually stopped, and the driver was identified as Robinson. Police detected the odor of alcohol on his breath and noted that his pupils were dilated. He agreed to a preliminary breath test, which showed a blood-alcohol content of .061.

As police took Robinson to jail, he drifted in and out of consciousness, according to the complaint. He provided a blood sample for further tests; those results are pending.

An omnibus hearing in Robinson’s case was scheduled for Feb. 17 in Hennepin County District Court.

Robinson has two previous DWI convictions, both in 2011, and was also convicted of having an open bottle in his vehicle in 2003.

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