Drunk driving charges pending after crash 19 Apr 12

A man from Savage is facing drunken driving charges in Shakopee pending an analysis of his blood by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Taylor Vaughn Erickson, 21, has been charged with gross-misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation and misdemeanor fourth-degree drunken driving for a crash in which he and two passengers were injured.

The rollover accident happened around 1 a.m. on April 12 at the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Hansen Avenue in Shakopee. Both of Erickson’s passengers told police he had been drinking and shouldn’t have been behind the wheel.

Erickson failed a preliminary blood alcohol test and police said he smelled like alcohol.