WINONA, Minn. (WCCO) ? Police say a 12-year-old girl, who veered off the road on County Road 12, was driving drunk and going too fast. Winona County Sheriff Chief Dep. Ron Ganrude said the office received a call around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday about a vehicle that had gone off County Road 12. The vehicle drove through a garden and came to rest against a shed. Two people were inside the vehicle — a 19-year-old man identified as Benjamin Repinski, of Winona, and a 12-year-old driver. The 12-year-old told officers she had a sore back and side after the accident and was taken to a local hospital. She was cited for fourth-degree DWI and refusal to submit a blood alcohol test. Ganrude said Repinski had been drinking but was not over a BAC of .08. Still, he was cited for operating a vehicle while drinking, minor consumption and allowing an unlicensed person to operate a motor vehicle . During this time, a sheriff’s deputy, en route to the hospital where the girl was being transported, spotted a moped driving slowly along the shoulder of Highway 43. The driver appeared to be wobbly and was wearing sunglasses. The officer pulled the moped over and cited the 19-year-old driver for operating a vehicle while drinking underage and minor consumption. The moped driver told the officer Repinski called him to come pick him up after the accident on County Road 12.
So, I’m like beyond confused. The 19-year-old thought she was older and apparently that made her better to drive? He was almost sober. She blew twice the legal limit…….And, how hard can it be to tell how shitfaced a person is when they are 12!?!? I got drunk for my first time when I was 15 in the back yard. I stole a thermos full of boxed wine and I think maybe had like 3/4 of a Solo cup full. I was shit faced. Couldn’t even walk from behind the garage to the house without all falling and shit. Mom had to put me on the floor in the living room with a waste basket over my head, it was that bad. But that was a long time ago. Nowadays kids are getting twisted at like 11 years old n’ shit. Funny part is dude tries to come to the rescue on his moped. He’s 18, it’s 11:30 at night and he’s riding his moped with sunglasses on…wasted, then he gets a DWI…Smarts I tell ya, smarts…What the hell is the world coming to…?