Man sentenced to probation, community service for passing out at intersection 16 May 12

Daniel Robert HansonA Jordan man accused of passing out behind the wheel of his vehicle while it was stopped at an intersection in February was sentenced to probation and community service last week.

Daniel Robert Hanson, 21, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI in Scott County District Court on May 8. He was sentenced to three years of probation and 40 hours of community service.

Hanson also received a stay of adjudication on a charge of fifth-degree drug possession; if he successfully completes his probation, that conviction will be removed from his record.

Prior Lake police say they found Hanson passed out behind the wheel in a left-turn lane at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 21 during the evening rush hour on Feb. 27. Hanson allegedly had his foot on the brake and the car in drive, and it took an officer several attempts to wake him up before the officer could move the vehicle out of the way of traffic.

Hanson was found under the influence of a controlled substance, with heroin and other drug paraphernalia in his possession.