Man Cited With Driving 111 MPH In 60 MPH ZoneA Sauk Center man was taken into custody after allegedly driving nearly twice the speed limit in a 60 mph zone early Thursday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says that they pulled over a vehicle traveling north on Highway 71 near County Road 187 just after midnight.
MN Court Of Appeals: Warrant Needed Before Giving DWI Blood TestThe Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday declaring that law enforcement must have a warrant before giving a blood test to a suspected impaired driver. The opinion, written by Judge Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, states that the 2012 subdivision of Minnesota's Driving While Impaired laws that makes it a crime for refusal to submit to a chemical test -- blood, breath or urine -- is unconstitutional.
Man Gets Jail Sentence In Fatal March CrashThe man who pleaded guilty in the crash that killed a Fulbright Scholar from Richfield in March has been sentenced to one year in jail. In July, Neftali Paolo Ramirez pleaded guilty to drinking before the fatal March 8 crash in Burnsville.
Drunk Driver Who Killed Fulbright Scholar SentencedA Bloomington man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Richfield woman. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Neftali Paolo Ramirez admitted to drinking before the fatal crash in Burnsville on March 8.
Police: Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into Median Had 2 Minors In CarA 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly driving while intoxicated with minors in his vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle off the road along Interstate 94 near Woodville on Monday afternoon.
Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick's Day Lowest In 6 YearsMore people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick's Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick's DayNearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they're planning on being out and about.
Charges: Man Was Drinking Prior To Fatal Burnsville CrashA 25-year-old man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the crash that killed a 34-year-old Richfield woman last weekend. According to Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, Neftali Ramirez admitted to authorities that he had been drinking prior to the March 8 crash.
Increased DWI Patrols During Labor Day WeekendWhile millions of us will be hitting the roads this holiday weekend, bear in mind that nearly 400 law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their patrols, looking for drunk drivers. A DWI offense can mean losing your driver's license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time.
Bill Rescinding Legislators' DWI Immunity In DoubtMinnesota lawmakers' immunity to drunken driving arrests would end under a bill that passed a House committee on Friday, a day after the Senate's version was tabled by lawmakers who see it as unnecessary. The archaic provision in the state constitution dates to 1858, when the state's founding fathers wanted to protect legislators from being arrested and detained from votes on important measures.
Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI, Drag Racing On Miami BeachInternational pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.
Hennepin Co. Issue 300 Warrants To DWI OffendersA sweep is underway to get people wanted for driving while intoxicated off the roads. Seventy-five officers, some in uniform others in plain clothes served more than 300 warrants for people wanted for DWI.