Man accused of stealing excavator, driving drunk

Published 10:17 am Friday, March 21, 2014

DULUTH — 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.

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