Carlton County Attorney Checks Himself Into Alcohol Treatment Program
7-25-12 (Center City, MN) -- Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler has checked himself into an alcohol and drug treatment program. The 48-year-old from Cloquet was recently arrested and charged with driving while impaired, refusing to submit to a chemical test, speeding, driving over the center line, failure to signal, possession of an open bottle and no proof of insurance. Pertler's blood alcohol level was nearly three-times the legal limit. Pertler's attorney says his client checked into Hazelden in Center City on Saturday. He's scheduled to make his first court appearance August 16th.