A man faces several charges in Hubbard Co. after a drag racing incident left one woman seriously injured. Mitchell Lee Dirks was charged with six criminal counts, including criminal vehicle operation involving great bodily harm to another and several alcohol related charges.
A Twin Cities father accused of leading police on a boat chase with a baby in tow has been charged Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Krueger, of Mound, was charged with one count each of fleeing a police officer, terroristic threats or reckless disregard, child endangerment and operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol. According to authorities, around 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Krueger led police on a high-speed boat chase on Lake Minnetonka.
A 35-year-old Hastings woman has been charged with allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of over twice the driving limit with her 6-year-old child in the car, according to authorities.
Saying they could save hundreds of lives every year, the nation’s highway safety advocates want states to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving by 35 percent — from 0.08 to 0.05.
The 38-year-old man arrested after a fatal crash in Starbuck, Minn. had a BAC of 0.351, according to a criminal complaint. The crash killed a 5-month-old boy and critically injured a Minnesota college basketball coach.
A 29-year-old mother was under the influence of alcohol when she drove her van into a ditch early Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Meanwhile, her two young children were home alone – one with her leg wedged between her crib slats.
A 48-year-old man has been charged, after police say he caused an accident while driving with a BAC of .391, nearly five times over the legal limit.