Drunk Driver Who Killed 16-Year-Old Gets 9 YearsA Coon Rapids man who killed a 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy while driving drunk, with a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit, will spend most of the next decade behind bars.
Man Sentenced In Hubbard Co. Drag Racing IncidentA man was sentenced in Hubbard County for drag racing while drunk after an incident that left a woman severely injured.
1 Injured In Hubbard Co. Drag Racing IncidentA 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.
Charges Say Driver In Fatal Crash Extremely DrunkHennepin County prosecutors say a 24-year-old driver accused of slamming into another vehicle and killing the other driver had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit for driving. Michael J. Vanwagner of Coon Rapids was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.
Man Who Allegedly Police On High-Speed Boat Chase ChargedA 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.
97-Year-Old Clay Co. Man Jumps From Moving Truck During CarjackingA 97-year-old Minnesota man survived a jump from a moving truck last weekend. Johnie Beckerleg of Dilworth was waiting in his son's pickup outside of a Walmart when a man jumped in and drove off with Beckerleg still inside. Beckerleg opened his door and jumped out. He says he has "no idea" how he pulled it off. He normally uses a walker to get around.
State Patrol: 225 Drunk Drivers Caught Friday NightMore than 200 drivers are facing drunk-driving charges after just one night of increased patrols. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 225 drivers failed sobriety tests during Friday night. The department is also tweeting information about those arrested for DWI, including age, gender and blood alcohol level of offenders. The arrest location is also noted, but the names of the offenders are not revealed.
Police: Couple Left Son In Van While At BarA Roseau couple have been charged with child endangerment after leaving their seven-year-old child with disabilities in an unattended van for over an hour as they drank at a bar.
Wis. Police: Man Had 0.559 Blood-Alcohol LevelMadison police say a man found lying on the ground had a blood-alcohol level nearly seven times the legal proof of intoxication in Wisconsin.