Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- An Elgin teenager has been charged in an injury crash that occurred late last year. 

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He’s accused of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate the crash, which occurred on the night of Dec. 8, at property northeast of Rochester in Viola Township. 

The charges say 18-year-old Elijah Dana Thompson was doing donuts in a vehicle he had just bought in a friend’s field. The vehicle was traveling at approximately 40 mph when its back tires caught a corn stock, causing it to roll three or four times. 

Olmsted County Sheriff's Office photo
Olmsted County Sheriff's Office photo
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The occupants exited the vehicle through the sunroof. Deputies interviewed Thompson while checking on the status of the crash victims at the hospital. 

Two passengers who were in the vehicle, one a juvenile female and the other a woman, were being treated for arm injuries. The complaint says a witness told law enforcement she believed Thompson was intoxicated. 

Thompson Complaint. Olmsted County Court
Thompson Complaint. Olmsted County Court
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Thompson admitted to having 2-3 beers before the crash, the charges say. He consented to a preliminary breath test which measured his blood alcohol concentration at .105. 

A test of a blood sample obtained from Thompson around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 9 measured his blood-alcohol concentration at .092. 

Thompson complaint. Olmsted County Court
Thompson complaint. Olmsted County Court
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Thompson is facing two gross misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation harm, two misdemeanor DWI charges, a misdemeanor reckless driving count and a underage consumption count. 

He’s due to make his first court appearance next month.

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