Proctor man accused of stealing excavator, taking it on a drunken joyride

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: March 21, 2014 - 9:50 AM

A man was arrested driving this excavator while drunk in Duluth, according to the State Patrol.

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DULUTH, Minn. — A man accused of stealing a construction excavator and taking it on a drunken joyride in Duluth is facing criminal charges.

Authorities say 27-year-old Dustin Lunde was arrested March 9 when he was spotted driving the excavator down a sidewalk. State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says a breath test registered Lunde's blood alcohol content at .20 — more than twice the legal limit to drive.

WDIO-TV ( ) says Lunde is charged with theft, possession of stolen property and driving drunk.

An attorney for Lunde was not listed in court records.

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