FINE LAKES TWSP.-- An Eagan, Minnesota man is in critical condition after an ATV crash involving alcohol in Fine Lakes Township early Saturday morning.
According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's office, they responded to the single-vehicle crash around 12:10 a.m Saturday on the 3500 block of Prairie Lake Road.
Authorities say 61-year old Michael Baden was driving the ATV while 57-year old Paul Braun, of Minneapolis, was riding along as a passenger.
Baden was airlifted to St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth with critical injuries. Meanwhile, Braun suffered minor injuries.
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says neither the driver or passenger were wearing a helmet and alcohol is considered to be a factor.
Authorities are reminding the public to always wear safety equipment and to not drink and drive.