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Man Charged with Criminal Vehicular Operation for Dragging Friend Who Tried to Stop Him from Driving While Intoxicated

​Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Jason Lee Schultz, age 24 of West St. Paul, has been charged* with Criminal Vehicular Operation (a felony) and Driving While Impaired in the Third Degree (a gross misdemeanor) in connection with an incident that took place on January 6, 2012 in West St. Paul.

In an effort to stop Schultz from driving while intoxicated, his friend who had reached into the vehicle to remove the keys from the ignition was dragged approximately two blocks as he hung out the driver’s side window. The victim suffered serious head trauma, among other injuries.

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