Michael Brodkorb charged with DUI in January crash on 35E
LILYDALE, Minn. (KMSP) -
Former Minnesota Senate aide Michael Brodkorb was charged Tuesday with DUI and other charges relating to the January crash on Interstate 35E that left him critically injured.
Lilydale City Attorney Thomas Lehmann said Wednesday he filed a formal complaint charging Brodkorb with four counts: two counts of fourth-degree DUI, one count of careless driving and one count of driving without a seat belt.
Brodkorb had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10 when he crashed into a highway wall, according to results of a urine sample analysis by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Brodkorb was fired in 2011 from his job as a Republican Senate Caucus communications aide after it was revealed he had an affair with former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.
Brodkorb filed a wrongful termination lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, claiming female employees who were also involved in affairs were treated differently. So far, the tab to try and settle the case has reached nearly $200,000.