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Charges of impaired driving, fleeing officer filed

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A 47-year-old Smithland, Ky. man, John Michael Keplinger Sr., faces charges of fleeing a peace office in a motor vehicle and fourth degree driving while impaired (over. 08 within two hours) following a July 2 incident near Lillehei Avenue and 180th Street East in Marshan Township. According to the complaint, the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area on a driving complaint.


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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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