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Timothy Nolan Christle

Adrian man appears in court while still under the influence

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WORTHINGTON -- When Timothy Nolan Christle showed up for court Tuesday morning, his alleged blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .04 percent -- a vast improvement over last week's appearance, when he reportedly showed up for court with a .30 BAC that earned him a few nights in jail and cost him a $6,000 bond.

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"He appeared last week under the influence of alcohol and Judge Flynn ordered his incarceration," Nobles County Attorney Gordon Moore told Judge Timothy Connell Tuesday. "Mr. Christle appeared this morning with alcohol on his breath as well."

Connell told Christle he was surprised someone would show up in court under the influence.

"I had my last drink at 8 p.m. last night, your honor," Christle replied.

Moore was satisfied with the $6,000 bond and asked that conditions of Christle's continued release include abstaining from alcohol or any non-prescribed drugs.

Connell approved Christle's request for a public defender on his charges, which involves several cases. One case charges Christle with impersonating an officer, another is for driving after revocation and yet another is for reckless discharge of a firearm and a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the criminal complaints, Christle contacted law enforcement dispatch on July 1 and allegedly identified himself as "Ron" from the Hennepin County Narcotics Division, stating he had information on the whereabouts of a man from Adrian with an active warrant. He called several times, asking for a Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force agent by name.

In April, Christle allegedly fired a shotgun in the basement of his house and owned the guns even though he was ineligible to do so because of a previous felony conviction.

 Christle, 36, of Adrian, has previous charges in several counties -- Ramsey, Hennepin and Dakota-Hastings -- for theft, check forgery, escaping from custody, driving while impaired, assault and receiving stolen property.

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