Worthington man faces charges for driving while intoxicated with child present


WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol with a child passenger present.

According to the criminal complaint, dispatch received a complaint from a concerned civilian of a vehicle they encountered on Minnesota 60 near 290th Street. The complainant reported that a man, later identified as Oscar Garduno-Colin, 31, was passed out in his vehicle pulled to the shoulder. The complainant reported waking him after several attempts. Aware there was a child in the back seat and suspicious that Garduno-Colin was intoxicated, the complainant called law enforcement.

A Nobles County deputy located the vehicle on East Avenue near Trevor Street and allegedly observed it cross over the center of the roadway. Upon contact with Garduno-Colin, the deputy reported immediately suspecting Garduno-Colin to be under the influence of alcohol. An open beer can was allegedly in the center console cup holder.

A 6-year-old child was reportedly in the vehicle.

After several attempts to obtain one, Garduno-Colin provided a "weak breath sample" that resulted in an alcohol concentration reading of .19%.


Garduno-Colin faces DWI, a gross misdemeanor, and possession of an open bottle, a misdemeanor. He faces a maximum punishment of one year imprisonment, a $3,000 fine or both.

He was released on conditions without bail.

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