Bradley W. Olson


One face, one case: Bradley W. Olson

  • Article by: Jane Friedmann
  • Star Tribune
  • May 10, 2011 - 12:32 PM

Latest incident: About 4:30 a.m. on April 4, at a Lakeville home.

Description: Olson crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee through the garage door of his ex-girlfriend's house and made his way to her bedroom, where the woman woke up to find Olson standing over her and calling her name, according to a criminal complaint and the Lakeville Police Department.

When the woman asked how he got into her house, Olson replied: "Through the garage door."

After going downstairs with the woman, Olson passed out on the floor, the complaint said. She called police after finding damage to her garage door. When officers talked to Olson, they noticed his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. Police said Olson was belligerent and refused to provide a urine sample for testing.

Status: Olson was charged with drunken driving and felony damage to property. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted of the felony. Olson was released on a $30,000 bond with no conditions. If he had posted a $12,000 bond, he would have been barred from drinking or having any contact with the victim, among other conditions.

History: Olson was convicted of drunken driving in 2005 and 2006. He also was convicted of underage drinking three times in 2003. For the drunken driving convictions, Olson spent seven days in jail and two months on electronic home monitoring. Altogether, his driver's license was revoked for one year and eight months.


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