Duluth Police Officer on Leave for Domestic Abuse Charges now Charged with DWI

A Duluth police officer, who is on administrative leave while police investigate a domestic assault charge against him, has now been charged with drinking and driving. 

37-year-old Todd Kuusisto has been charged with 4th-degree driving under the influence, 4th-degree driving while impaired, driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to yield right of way after stopping at a stop sign. 

The incident happened on December 30. 

Kuusisto has been on administrative leave and stripped of his police powers while an investigation continues into a domestic assault incident that took place on November 22. 

He was charged with 5th-degree domestic assault for an alleged altercation with his girlfriend.  

Kuusisto is expected to appear in court on January 28 on the DWI charges. 

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