Minnesota State Patrol says a 28-year-old Bingham Lake man is facing charges nearly a year after a crash on Highway 169 near County Road 33.
Troopers say a wheel came off a man’s car and hit another vehicle, and the driver identified himself as Boun Sengsavang and provided a Minnesota identification card with that name. A ticket was issued for driving after license cancellation and not having proof of insurance.
Last month Sengsavang reported that his license had been stolen, and he began receiving several citations for traffic stops in places that he wasn’t present. His license was suspended and investigators say he was also turned over to collections
Troopers reviewed dash cam video from the crash last August and another incident in Cottonwood County and identified that actual driver as Hong Phaengkhouane. The criminal complaint shows that Sengsavang also provided text messages from the defendant that show he apologized for causing him problems.
He’s now charged with giving police a false name, driving on a suspended license, and not having proof of insurance.
Court documents show he was convicted twice last year and once this year for using a false name.