State Patrol: Brodkorb over the legal limit

The Minnesota State Patrol released a statement today saying tests show former Minnesota Senate staffer and Republican Party official Michael Brodkorb was over the legal blood alcohol limit when he crashed his SUV last month.

The state patrol statement said Brodkorb’s alcohol concentration was 0.10 percent, which is over the legal limit for impairment of 0.08 percent.

The case has been submitted to the Lilydale City Attorney for review and possible charges.

Brodkorb was driving when his SUV crashed on I-35E near St. Paul on Jan. 23. He was taken to Regions Hospital. A statement from his family last month said Brodkorb’s conditions were improving.

Brodkorb did not immediately return messages on Thursday. Update: Brodkorb sent an e-mail to MPR News declining comment.

An aide to former GOP Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, Brodkorb was fired in 2011 after Koch was confronted about having an affair with him. He’s suing the Minnesota Senate for wrongful termination. Attorneys for the Senate say Brodkorb was fired legally.