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Carlton County District Attorney Returns To Work After Leaving Rehab

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 22 August 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

District Attorney Thom Pertler completes rehab

Thom Pertler, Carlton County District Attorney, has re-emerged from rehab after undergoing 30 days of alcohol treatment.

As stated above, one month ago, Pertler entered rehab at the Hazelden Foundation. Hazeldon, based in Center City, Minnesota is a non-profit organization.

Hazeldon offers residential and intensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment for youth and adults.

More than a month ago, on July 17, 2012, Pertler was stopped by state patrol officers, after officers discovered Pertler driving in an erratic manner.

Although Pertler initially refused to submit to a blood alcohol test, he eventually blew a blood alcohol content that was more than three times the nationwide legal limit.

Meanwhile, Pertler was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving over the center line, possession of an open bottle, refusal to submit to a blood alcohol test and no proof of insurance.

In September of 2012, Pertler is expected to make his first court appearance as district attorney since returning from alcohol treatment at Hazelden.

In 1995, Pertler joined the Carlton County Attorney’s Office. He was promoted to County Attorney in 2005, a position he has maintained for the past 7 years.

Earlier this year, in February 2012, Pertler resigned from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, after being employed as an instructor with the school since 2000. The resignation came after another incident involving alcohol.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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