Lawmakers Approve Ignition Interlock Devices For Repeat Drunk DriversA Minnesota House committee on Thursday approved a bill making ignition interlock devices mandatory for repeat drunk drivers.
Wis. Lawmakers Consider Tougher Penalties For Repeat Drunk Drivers The state Assembly is set to take up a bill that would impose tougher penalties on repeat drunken drivers.
Supreme Court Upholds Law On Refusing Breath TestThe Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld a state law making it illegal for suspected drunk drivers to refuse a breath test.
Stuck In Hospital Bed, Hit-And-Run Victim Holds No Grudge The victim of a hit-and-run says he’s not angry with the man who nearly killed him. Police say a drunken driver hit Luiz Cruz Guzman as he crossed the street in Minneapolis on Sept. 1. The driver didn’t stop.
DPS: Labor Day Weekend Averages 6 Traffic Deaths, 500 DWIs The Department of Public Safety (DPS) says their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will conclude this Labor Day weekend – a holiday period that averages 6 traffic-related deaths and 500 DWIs. According to the DPS, there were 17 traffic-related deaths, 32 life-altering injuries and almost 1,600 DWI arrests during the Labor Day holiday period from 2010-2012. In the past five years, there were 585 total drunk-driving-related deaths in Minnesota.
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.
DWI Crackdown Results In 605 Drunk Driving ArrestsMinnesota police officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers after two weekends of a statewide DWI enforcement campaign.
Farmington Woman Foils Anti-Drunk Driving DeviceA thirty-four-year-old Farmington woman was arrested last Tuesday night in Dakota County and charged with her fourth DWI.
North Branch Dairy Queen Damaged By Drunken DriverThe Chisago County Sheriff's Office reports that a drunken driver who stopped at a Dairy Queen drive-through ended up causing a lot of damage.
Man Takes Rosemount Police on 110 MPH ChaseLast week, a suspected drunken driver was pulled over by Rosemount police, only to flee and take officers on a 110 mph chase.
Lab Tests: ND Patrol Captain Was Over Legal LimitLab tests show that a North Dakota Highway Patrol captain arrested in Minnesota allegedly had a blood alcohol level nearly twice that state's legal limit for driving.
State Patrol: 43 Impaired Drivers ArrestedForty-three impaired drivers were arrested between noon Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.