Adrian man arrested related to July vehicle rollover

Mark John

WORTHINGTON — An Adrian man was recently arrested on a warrant for failing to appear for a hearing on charges related to a July motor vehicle rollover that left a passenger injured.

According to the criminal complaint, Mark P. John, 52, was the driver of a vehicle that rolled in a ditch in Lismore Township on July 26. Witnesses told a Nobles County deputy that John appeared intoxicated.

The deputy went to Luverne Hospital and spoke with the vehicle's passenger, who sustained injuries to his left arm, knee and legs. The passenger said he and John had been drinking in Adrian and Midway (County) Park prior to the crash. The passenger had looked down while riding in the vehicle and, when he looked up, noticed that John was drifting into oncoming lane and onto the shoulder.

John admitted to drinking prior to the crash, but couldn't remember the crash or what led to it. His blood alcohol concentration was .232, the complaint states. John's driver's license was also invalid at the time.

John faces two gross misdemeanor charges — criminal vehicular operation under the influence of alcohol causing bodily harm and DWI.


He was released Tuesday on conditions without posting bail.

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