Andrew Spencer is making waves as a potential frontrunner on Katie Thurston’s season of The Bachelorette, but that also means people are going to start digging into his past. During this process, it was revealed that Spencer earned a DWI in Minnesota back in 2018.
Andrew’s DWI Details
According to the police report and Spencer’s account of the incident, Spencer was pulled over in the early morning hours on July 14, 2018. An officer suspected that Spencer was under the influence of alcohol and asked him to take a breathalyzer test, which revealed he had a BAC of 0.12, which is 1.5 times the legal limit in Minnesota. He was eventually placed under arrested and charged with:
- DWI with a BAC of .08
- DWI Under The Influence
Both of the charges are Fourth Degree DWIs, but a person can only be convicted on one of those charges for the same incident. However, in what oftentimes turns out to be a wise move, Spencer ended up taking a plea deal that saw him plead guilty to DWI with a BAC of .08 or more, which is a misdemeanor offense.
Spencer was sentenced to unsupervised probation for one year monitored by the Winona District Court and forced to pay a $400 fine before the probation was eventually discharged on December 19, 2019.
Interestingly, this wasn’t the first time that Spencer ended up in trouble with the law because of alcohol consumption. Back in September of 2014, Spencer was charged with underage consumption of alcohol after an officer observed a person that appeared to be urinating and smelled of alcohol. Spencer ended up pleading guilty to that charge as well, which resulted in a $185 fine.
Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s how you move forward from them that matters. Hopefully Spencer has learned from his incidents with alcohol and has become a better person because of it. Even though he likely hoped that the incident would remain under wraps, it’s almost impossible that it would go unnoticed in the Internet era if you’re going on reality TV. Here’s hoping that he can use his platform to help inspire others to make good decisions about drinking and driving.
And if you end up like Spencer and are facing DWI charges of your own, reach out to Avery and the team at Appelman Law Firm today.