Denny Hecker charged with DUI and careless driving in December ...

Beleaguered auto dealer Denny Hecker was charged today with two misdemeanors - driving under the influence and careless driving - stemming from a car crash in December, according to a criminal complaint. Full Story
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Aint that news

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 10, 2009
What do you mean, "if convicted". Others would get a much heavier penalty than $1000 and 90 days in jail.
Thousand dollar fine

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 10, 2009
I'm sure that'll hurt.....
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 10, 2009
Boy when life turns on ya it turns hard.
Support American Mfg

Denver, CO

#4 Apr 10, 2009
I think John Berken set off fireworks on the road, and that's what made Denny swerve.
Tinks Mom

AOL

#5 Apr 10, 2009
Well at least he didn't start a fre in Carlos Avery and then go on to fight it with his fellow firefighters.
Dicky

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Apr 10, 2009
Aint that news wrote:
What do you mean, "if convicted". Others would get a much heavier penalty than $1000 and 90 days in jail.
There's this new law in the U.S. whereby people are considered innocent until proven guilty. And yes, this would be the normal penalty for somebody's first DWI offense.
�� Fourth-Degree DWI – misdemeanor,
punishable by up to 90 days of jail and a
$1,000 fine (for the person’s first impaired
driving violation within ten years without
test refusal or any aggravating factors)

JTY

Since: Sep 08

Lincoln, NE

#7 Apr 10, 2009
"We respectfully deny he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs," said Marsh Halberg, Hecker's attorney. "If the blood test proves to be accurate, we believe we can show these were prescribed legal medications. It's not illegal to drive when you're taking prescription medications, as long as it doesn't affect your ability to drive a motor vehicle."

So why not show what medications he had prescriptions for now?
Dam Demthuglicrat

Lakeville, MN

#8 Apr 10, 2009
"Hecker was taken to North Memorial Medical Center and agreed to submit a blood sample for testing. Testing showed the presence of: hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine, all pain killers; amphetamine, a stimulant; alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, and zolpidem, a sleep aid."

Who does he think he is, Elvis?
Daily Grind

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 10, 2009
Wow wrote:
Boy when life turns on ya it turns hard.
I was wondering when the other shoe was going to drop.
aint the news

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Apr 10, 2009
Dicky wrote:
<quoted text>
There's this new law in the U.S. whereby people are considered innocent until proven guilty. And yes, this would be the normal penalty for somebody's first DWI offense.
&#56256;&#56451; Fourth-Degree DWI – misdemeanor,
punishable by up to 90 days of jail and a
$1,000 fine (for the person’s first impaired
driving violation within ten years without
test refusal or any aggravating factors)
This may be the law in Ramsey County, but check out some of the other Minnesota counties...not so much. I know people who have been there, done that...much stiffer penalties. But they didn't have a lot of money and were not "celebrity" status. Who you are DOES make a difference. Check out the penalty Mr. Jim Metzen--MN senator got when he was picked up on the freeway not so long ago..part owner of a bank, and big shot in the MN senate---$300 and community service. Where's the fairness in that?
aint the news

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 10, 2009
JTY wrote:
"We respectfully deny he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs," said Marsh Halberg, Hecker's attorney. "If the blood test proves to be accurate, we believe we can show these were prescribed legal medications. It's not illegal to drive when you're taking prescription medications, as long as it doesn't affect your ability to drive a motor vehicle."
So why not show what medications he had prescriptions for now?
Didn't the article say it DID affect the way he drove? C'mon folks, be real.
Denny Crain

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Apr 10, 2009
aint the news wrote:
<quoted text>Didn't the article say it DID affect the way he drove? C'mon folks, be real.
The article "said" a lot of stuff but proved nothing except that the press can convict him as soon as the police file the complaint against him. I’d like to know how they first suspected alcohol?

They always have to suspect something, and did the witnesses volunteer their information or did the police take statements at the scene for the "investigation"
Wondering

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Apr 10, 2009
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>
The article "said" a lot of stuff but proved nothing except that the press can convict him as soon as the police file the complaint against him. I’d like to know how they first suspected alcohol?
They always have to suspect something, and did the witnesses volunteer their information or did the police take statements at the scene for the "investigation"
The bad driving reported by the other drivers quoted in the article sound like some type of drugs to me. Of course I guess you think people are driving off the roads into power poles all the time and is just normal. Lets face it, Denney has a lot of issues and even he realizes he is over, done and out.
holly

Canton, GA

#15 Apr 10, 2009
and those medications do not impair your ability to drive?
Maverick Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Apr 10, 2009
Denny, you're going to be doing some jail time anyway, might as well start now....
Sense

Cloquet, MN

#18 Apr 10, 2009
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>
The article "said" a lot of stuff but proved nothing except that the press can convict him as soon as the police file the complaint against him. I’d like to know how they first suspected alcohol?
They always have to suspect something, and did the witnesses volunteer their information or did the police take statements at the scene for the "investigation"
Maybe it was that 8x10 glossy of himself that was hanging off his rear view mirror.
Fess up, you're his Mother, no?
Sense

Cloquet, MN

#19 Apr 10, 2009
Dam Demthuglicrat wrote:
"Hecker was taken to North Memorial Medical Center and agreed to submit a blood sample for testing. Testing showed the presence of: hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine, all pain killers; amphetamine, a stimulant; alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, and zolpidem, a sleep aid."
Who does he think he is, Elvis?
Did his blood also come up menopausal?
Lemon for Sale

Marshall, MN

#20 Apr 10, 2009
No tears..........rich man!

Sold his dealerships and left employees & customers
in the dark!

Helped himself by looking out for #1

Sold lemons, but not at a lemon stand

Tried to get rich quick so he can help save the
Vikings from red the texas con man(also a shaddy car man)
cheltie

AOL

#21 Apr 10, 2009
Unreal. I had to take two of those drugs due to periodontal work that was going to be painful -- one for pre-procedure anxiety and the other for post-procedure pain. The pharmacist clearly instructed me not to drive; written materials also made it clear that driving was not feasible.

I followed the advice because that's the right thing to do. Moreover, particularly with hydrocordone, I was barely in any shape to walk from the living room to the bedroom, let alone drive a car. And there were FOUR other drugs, all of which I know come with the same warnings, in his system? Let's all be thankful no innocents were killed by someone who had NO business behind the wheel.

And, let's all hope this isn't a case of the wealthy getting off with something for which the rest of us would rightly be in trouble.
Frank Lee

United States

#22 Apr 10, 2009
"disorientated"??? LMAO

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