Michael Brodkorb critically injured in one-car crash; alcohol detected on his breath

Brodkorb was seriously injured in a car crash last night.
Brodkorb was seriously injured in a car crash last night.

:::: UPDATE :::: Amy Koch tweets update about Michael Brodkorb's condition

Michael Brodkorb, the former MNGOP Senate caucus spokesman who was fired in December 2011 after his affair with then-Majority Leader Amy Koch became public knowledge, is in critical condition this morning following a one-car crash.

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The Pioneer Press, citing information from the State Patrol, reports that "The crash occurred at 9:15 p.m. on northbound I-35E in Mendota Heights. The 2004 Subaru Forester Brodkorb was driving hit the wall of the Minnesota 13 bridge and came to a rest against a concrete median barrier."

Alcohol was detected on Brodkorb's breath, and he was not wearing a seatbelt. There were no passengers in his car and the crash appears to have involved only his vehicle.

WCCO provides some information about where Brodkorb might've been driving from:

The last time there was any activity on Brodkorb's Twitter account was Wednesday afternoon. He retweeted a reminder about a get-together at a downtown St. Paul bar, The Amsterdam Bar and Grill [sic] at sixth and Wabasha.

The Minnesota Governmental Relations Council was having a "Get to Know You" Party there from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. last night.

Brodkorb is still embroiled in a wrongful termination lawsuit he filed against the Senate last summer. As of earlier this month, legal fees pertaining to the lawsuit had already surpassed $200,000.

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