Repeat Rochester DWI Offender Facing New Charges
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Charges brought against a Rochester man Monday accuse him of having fentanyl in his system and other drugs in a vehicle he crashed in northwest Rochester nearly a year ago.
25-year-old Abdirisak Affey is charged with felony drug possession, two counts of DWI, careless driving and misdemeanor drug possession. The criminal complaint says Affey appeared to be confused after striking a parked vehicle around midnight on August 8, 2021.
Officers conducted field sobriety tests and observed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search of the vehicle uncovered a baggie containing 77 suspected oxycodone pills and a baggie with over 31 grams of suspected marijuana, the complaint says.
Police also reported finding a small bag of marijuana in Affey’s waistband. Citing the odor of marijuana and Affey’s performance in the field sobriety tests, officers arrested Affey for suspected DWI and obtained a warrant for a blood draw. The results came in April and revealed the presence of fentanyl and norfentanyl in Affey's blood.
Court records show Affey was convicted of 4th degree DWI in 2016 and 3rd-degree DWI in 2017. He’s due for his first court appearance on September 1.