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Parents Push For Tougher DWI Laws After Infant Son Killed

A Minnesota family whose 5-month-old son was killed by a drunk driver wants tougher state laws for repeat offenders. Southwest Minnesota State University basketball coach Brad Bigler and his wife, Heather, lost their son, Drake, in a car crash in July of 2012.

03/18/2014

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Hundreds Ride For Bicyclist Killed By Alleged Drunk Driver

On the cold and snowy landscape of a wintry Saturday afternoon, bicyclists of all ages came to pay their respects. Marcus Nalls, 26, was one of them: a commuter on two wheels who used his bike to get around. Stefan Turner, a bicycle mechanic, had just worked on Nalls’ bike, installing his rack and fenders. “Marcus was one of the … coolest guys we’ve had in our shop in a long time,” Turner said.

02/08/2014

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Alleged Drunk Driver Charged With Killing Bicyclist

An alleged drunk driver who struck and killed a bicyclist Monday night was charged Friday with criminal vehicular homicide. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, John Iverson, 49, faces up to 10 years in prison after killing 26-year-old Marcus Nalls with his van. Witnesses say Iverson sped west down Franklin Avenue Monday night when he suddenly swerved towards the curb, hit Nalls off of his bike and then ran him over. According to the criminal complaint, Iverson continued driving down the block until his van stopped after hitting a dumpster.

02/07/2014

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Good Samaritan Reflects On Tragic Accident That Killed 1, Took His Leg

For more than a year, Keith Barnes has undergone physical therapy to get back to what he loves to do — cut hair. Barnes stopped at an accident scene in December of 2011 to help a woman who was involved in a rollover accident. He was carrying the woman to safety when a drunk driver hit them. He suffered seriously injuries and his left leg was amputated below the knee.

10/18/2013

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Crash After Drunk Driver Flees Police

One person was killed and another was seriously hurt after a suspected drunk driver crashed into another car following a police chase in downtown Minneapolis, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

09/09/2013

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Police: Drunk Driver Arrested After Wrong-Way Crash

At least two people are recovering Sunday morning after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.

03/24/2013

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Minn. Man With 27 DWIs Released From Prison

Last year, Minnesota police officers, county deputies and state patrol officers arrested nearly 30,000 drivers for driving while intoxicated. Worse yet, for over 40 percent of them it wasn’t their first time.

10/26/2012

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Driver Demolishes Cars In Farm Equipment

A drunk driver in Siberia takes his bulldozer out for a drive in a crowded parking lot. No people were hurt, except for the bulldozer driver after he is grabbed by the other drivers….Watch the […]

09/04/2012

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Widow Who Lost Her Love To A Drunk Driver, Marries Again

A summer night four years ago changed a family’s life forever but a Minnesota woman is proving love can be found again, even after an unimaginable loss.

08/13/2012

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Incredible Video

Incredible video of a car plowing through the front of a convenience store in Texas. Thankfully the employee only suffered non-life threatening injuries. Watch the story here.

08/02/2012

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Driver Crashes Into Nursing Home, Resident Injured

Police say a drunk driver crashed into a nursing home, injuring the resident inside, early Sunday morning.

12/11/2011

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St. Paul Police Chase Drunk Driver

St. Paul Police chased a man who wouldn’t pull over, and later found out he was driving drunk.

10/24/2011

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Man Accused In SD Teen’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

A Minnesota man accused of driving drunk and killing a South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty.

10/08/2011

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Alleged Drunk Driver Hit By Train

Police say a drunk driver was trying to turn his car around on a set of railroad tracks when a train came barreling through.

09/11/2011

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Drunk Driver Gets 10 Years In Fatal Accident

Eddie Cortez Smith was sentence to 10 years in prison, the maximum allowed under state law. He was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation on May 10.

06/23/2011

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