Saint Paul man sentenced to 92 months in prison for causing fatal crash while under influence of fentanyl
Adam Pattishall, 22, of Saint Paul, was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for causing a fatal crash in May 2022 while driving under the influence of fentanyl and methamphetamine. He received the sentence after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in March for the crash that caused the death of Daniel Fisher, 57, of Maple Grove. Pattishall also received a concurrent 48 month sentence for critically injuring Mr. Fisher’s wife in the crash.
“Driving under the influence of any controlled substance is extraordinarily dangerous and will be taken seriously in Hennepin County,” Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty said. “People struggling with addiction deserve a chance to get help, but when someone takes the step to drive under the influence and causes a terrible, life-altering tragedy like this, there must be significant accountability. I’m hopeful the Fisher family receives some comfort from this outcome.”
In pleading guilty, Pattishall admitted he had methamphetamine and fentanyl in his system when he drove his truck in a negligent manner, speeding, running a red light, and ultimately rear-ending another vehicle, causing the death of Mr. Fisher and critically injuring Ms. Fisher.
Adam Pattishall Criminal Complaint (PDF)