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Rochester man faces DWI, criminal operation charges

A crash in March that left a man with a broken hand and ribs has also led to felony charges for the other driver.

Gabriel Richard Jewell, 38, of Rochester, was charged by summons Monday with two counts of felony criminal vehicular operation and two counts of gross misdemeanor DWI. His first appearance in Olmsted County District Court is set for Aug. 8.

The charges stem from a crash about 7:30 p.m. March 12, when the vehicle Jewell was driving allegedly crossed into a left turn lane on East River Road Northeast and struck a northbound vehicle driven by a 59-year-old man.

Jewell failed field sobriety tests administered at the scene, the complaint says, and officers found open containers of alcohol in his vehicle. A blood sample obtained from Jewell nearly two hours later indicated a blood alcohol level of 0.234, the reports say.

The other driver sustained a broken left hand, two broken ribs, injuries to his elbow and multiple abrasions.

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