Rosemount Man with 17 Previous DWI Convictions Charged in Connection to 4-Vehicle Crash

Marshall Knoll Photo: Dakota County
Marshall Knoll

August 20, 2018 12:38 PM

The Dakota County Attorney's Office says a 59-year-old Rosemount man with 17 prior convictions for DWI has been charged in connection to a crash that involved four vehicles last October.

A release said Marshall Anthony Knoll is charged with one count each of criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm, criminal vehicular operation resulting in substantial bodily harm, first-degree driving while impaired and driving with a canceled license.

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According to the criminal complaint, a truck driven by Knoll allegedly rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 52 in Vermillion Township on Oct. 20 of last year. That caused the driver of that vehicle to collide with a vehicle in front of him. 

An eyewitness to the crash reportedly said he/she did not observe Knoll slowing down beforehand, and estimated he was traveling around 50 miles per hour at the time.


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The complaint states an officer who made contact with Knoll observed that he "had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, lethargic movements and he was unsteady on his feet."

The complaint goes on to say he demonstrated signs of impairment in field sobriety tests, and that a blood test revealed the presence of amphetamine and methamphetamine.

Two people in the vehicle Knoll is reported to have rear-ended suffered injuries as a result.

And the complaint alleges an inspection of Knoll's truck and trailer showed numerous deficiencies, including lights and blinkers determined to be inoperable.

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