Kanabec County Chief Deputy sentenced for DWI

By Rachel Kytonen

Kanabec County Sheriff Chief Deputy, Joel Christian Bos, 33, pled guilty Friday, Jan. 6 to misdeamor traffic DWI-operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Bos pled guility before Judge Todd Schoffelman in Kanabe County District Court. A misdemeanor charge of traffic DWI-operate a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of. 08 within two hours and misdeameanor open bottle were dismissed.

Judge Schoffelman sentenced Bos to 45 days with 45 days stayed and two years supervised probation. Bos will not serve any time in jail unless he violates conditions of his probation.

Bos was arrested Sunday, Dec. 11 near the Braham Moose Lodge around 2 a.m. after the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department got a call about a suspected impaired driver near the Isanti-Kanabec border that had driven off the roadway and into a ditch in the area of Hwy. 65 and 103rd Ave.

Isanti County Deputy Kevin Carlson and Braham Police Officer Erik Anderson located the vehicle as it was stopped on the side of the roadway at Nightengale Street and 103rd Ave., near Grass Lake, near the Braham Moose Lodge.

Bos tested a .17 on a breathalyzer. He was not on duty at the time of his arrest, and was driving a passenger vehicle.

The incident happened in Kanabec County and the reason Isanti County officers initially responded was because they were close to the area where it was reported.

Since it happened in Kanabec County it is the jurisdiction of the Kanabec County Attorney Amy Brosnahan to prosecute but to avoid any conflict she referred the matter to Pine County Attorney John Carlson for charging decisions and the handling of the case.

The Pine County Attorneys Office made the decisions on how to both charge and resolve the case as the conflict prosecutor on behalf of Kanabec County.

Since the incident did not happen in Isanti County, the Isanti County Attorney’s Office had no jurisdictional authority to prosecute.