Man injured in motorcycle crash charged with DWI felony – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — Two counts of first-degree impaired driving have been filed against a motorcyclist who was injured in early September in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Nobles County.

James Henry Gottfried Kimmel, 46, address unknown, is facing a felony-level DWI count of driving under the influence of three or more impaired driving offenses in the past ten years. Additionally, Kimmel is accused of having a blood alcohol concentration over 0.08 within two hours of driving a motor vehicle.

On September 6, at approximately 8:02 p.m., a Nobles County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a motorcycle accident in Nobles County. Upon arrival, he observed a man, later identified as Kimmel, with multiple head and limb injuries.

According to the criminal complaint, Kimmel smelled of alcohol, and the deputy was told that prior to his arrival, Kimmel had told others at the scene that he had to leave because he had been drinking.

Kimmel was rushed to the emergency department at Sanford Worthington Medical Center, where he was intubated and then airlifted to a hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Prior to transportation, a signed search warrant was obtained for Kimmel’s blood and the sample was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Kimmel’s blood test reportedly showed an alcohol concentration of 0.218%.

A review of Kimmel’s record showed numerous DWI convictions between 2013 and as recently as June 2022.

Kimmel was held in the Nobles County Jail on a Rock County warrant and is due in court for the first time on October 10.

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