Northfield man in court for 3rd DUI, crash with injury

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NORTHFIELD — A Northfield man who had his licence suspended because of two previous DUI charges, was in court to face multiple felony counts of driving under the influence, with someone injured as a result.

On Thursday, 30-year-old Jeremy David Gorton pled not guilty to a felony count of driving under the influence and causing serious injury.

He was also facing charges of refusing to be tested while under suspicion of driving under the influence, as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment, giving false information to police and driving with a suspended license.

Police say on September 1, they responded to a single-vehicle crash where they found a woman bleeding from her mouth.

Police identified the man at the scene as Gorton, who they say stated that he had not been driving.

According to court records, the woman told police she was driving but later admitted Gorton had been driving before the crash.

Police say there was an open beer container in the front of the vehicle and unopened beer in the back of the vehicle.

Gorton gave a preliminary breath sample which indicated he had a blood alcohol content of 0.228 percent, according to police.

Gorton was previously convicted of DUI in 2014 and 2012.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 29 years in prison.