Eagan man charged after crash in Akeley Township

An Eagan man was charged with third-degree DUI for a crash in Akeley Township last week.

The Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Nathan Thompson was southbound on County Road 12 on Oct. 21 when he drove off a curve, crashing into mailboxes and road signs before striking a driveway approach.

Thompson was hauling a boat and trailer with a Chevy pickup, and the truck and trailer separated in the crash, with the boat and trailer going into the trees on the opposite side of the road as the truck.

All three items were extensively damaged in the crash.

Thompson blew a .23, nearly three times the legal limit, after failing a field sobriety test.

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