Eagle Lake man charged 13th ‘driving after revocation’ violation since 2020

An Eagle Lake man was charged with his 13th “driving after revocation” violation since 2020.

One misdemeanor count was filed Wednesday in Blue Earth County Court against Chad Conrad Peterson, 37.

A criminal complaint says Peterson was stopped on Nov 23 by Eagle Lake Police Chief John Kopp.  Kopp was aware Peterson’s driving privileges were revoked, according to the charging document.

Peterson allegedly pulled over into a parking lot and began swearing at the police chief, telling him he couldn’t stop Peterson from driving.

The complaint says Peterson has received a dozen driving after revocation citations since 2020 and owes over $9,000 in fines.

Police say it’s clear Peterson will continue to drive without regard to the law or any fines that the courts impose.

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