Drivers should expect to see more officers out on the roads searching for drunk drivers beginning this weekend. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will increase DWI enforcement and highlight their education campaign.
You may think you’ve heard it before, but troopers say people aren’t really listening. Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol said Friday that “with over 500 killed in the last five years, drunk driving remains a huge problem.”
Public safety leaders are urging Minnesota drivers to slow down after at least six people died in crashes this weekend. That brings the total number of deaths on our roads to 202 this year – which includes two bicyclists and eight pedestrians. That’s a 15-percent jump from the 175 deaths at this point last summer. Earl Conley lost his son, Austin, to a hit-and-run involving a speeding driver last fall
A St. Paul woman who hit and killed an Augsburg College student last October, then fled the scene, will spend three years in prison.
A St. Paul woman charged in a weekend hit-and-run that killed a college freshman struck the victim twice, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday, first sending him flying into the air and then hitting him after he landed on the ground.
Police are asking for the public’s help to locate and identify a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run from over the weekend.