Corey Day, DFL executive director, in jail after being arrested on suspicion of DWI

Day allegedly ran into two parked cars while driving drunk near Lyn-Lake.
Day allegedly ran into two parked cars while driving drunk near Lyn-Lake.

Corey Day, executive director of the DFL since the fall of 2011, is in Hennepin County Jail this afternoon after being arrested near Lyn-Lake Saturday night on suspicion of DWI.

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Day, 36, has not yet been charged with a crime. A Hennepin County Jail employee said that since Day was arrested just before 9 p.m. Saturday, prosecutors have until noon tomorrow to press charges.

From the police report:

Officers responded to the listed location [29th Street West and Lyndale Avenue South] on the report of a property damage accident involving a possible intoxicated driver. Officers arrived and found 2 parked vehicles which had been struck. The driver of the striking vehicle [i.e., Day] was placed under arrest at the scene and booked for DWI. A state accident report was completed.

An October 31, 2011 MPR report on Day's hiring provides some biographical information:

A news release today said Corey Day will be the party's executive director. He recently served as a partner at Strategic Field Concepts, where he designed campaigns focused on grassroots organizing. Day served as a Director on the Obama for America campaign in Florida and was the Minnesota statewide field director in 2004 for the Kerry for President campaign. As executive director, Day will help the DFL develop its Coordinated Campaign for president, U.S. Senate and Minnesota Legislature.

"Corey offers a wealth of experience managing campaigns, building coalitions, grassroots organizing," DFL Chairman Ken Martin said in a news release announcing Day's hiring. "His knowledge of Minnesota politics will help build our Party's 2012 campaign."

A call made to Day's cell phone this afternoon went straight to his voice mail.

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