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Multiple injury crashes involving impaired drivers in SE Minnesota

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OLMSTED COUNTY, Minn. - Multiple injury crashes involving an impaired driver were reported over the weekend.

A 32-year-old Rochester man is facing a plethora of charges after an incident Sunday night in the 100 block of 12th St. SW. 

A deputy was in the area when they saw someone driving erratically before they struck a vehicle that had pulled over after seeing emergency lights on Memorial Parkway.

The deputy saw the man climb into the back seat where a child had tipped over in their car seat.

After giving a false name, the driver was identified to be Corwinn Thurman.

The 22-year-old female victim requested an ambulance for her injuries.

Thurman is facing charges of criminal vehicular bodily harm, child endangerment and other driving-related charges. 

On Saturday afternoon, a 19-year-old woman was stopped at a stoplight when she was hit by James Fitz, 61, of Brooklyn Park, at Highway 63 N. and 20th St. in Stewartville.

He’s facing charges of criminal vehicular operation DWI.

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