A new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.
A 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.
A Minneapolis chef is back in the kitchen after his life took an unexpected turn. A collision with a drunk driver forced Coup d’Etat Chef Tommy Begnaud to hang up his apron for months. But after a tough recovery, he’s not only back doing what he loves but he’s bringing some ambitious changes to the Uptown restaurant.
A Minnetonka Beach man was found guilty of criminal vehicular homicide after he ran over his wife with a vehicle while drunk last July. The guilty verdict against David Christopher Meder was declared Wednesday in Hennepin County court.
A 27-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after he was found asleep over the weekend outside a Burnsville hotel in a car with a small child crying in the back.
A northwestern Wisconsin woman is being charged with her ninth drunken driving offense after authorities say she was found unresponsive with her foot on the brake of an SUV with two little girls in back.
A 42-year-old driver is dead after hitting a tree Thursday afternoon in Washington County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the fatal crash happened at about 2:46 p.m. on Highway 95 at Nason Hill Road.
Jacob, Justin and Matthew Backstrom died in October 2004 — they had just finished a trip to WalMart when Boe Barlage hit them head on. He spent six years in prison, and the judge ordered him to speak to groups about his crime.
Family and friends are mourning the death of a man killed while walking along a rural Wisconsin highway. It happened on County Highway C in the town of Star Prairie. Jeffrey Boardman, 28, was walking home with a friend from J.J.’s Bar in Hammond.
A Hammond, Wis. woman was arrested after fatally striking a pedestrian early Thursday morning. Alyssa Kochsiek, 22, was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
With prom season upon us, high school students are hearing about the effects of drinking and driving. Mock crashes are common this time of year, but a Twin Cities high school is taking theirs to new heights.
A Bayport man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday morning after crashing into a car and then a concrete wall while being pursued by police in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says 48-year-old John Walter Halfmann did not stop when North Hudson police officers attempted to pull him over on northbound WIS 35 on suspicion of drunk driving just before 11 a.m.
Alcohol may have been a factor in a crash that injured two men Friday night in St. Louis County. The sheriff’s office says the crash happened at about 6:25 p.m. on Highway 7 and Zim Road in McDavitt Township.
The executive director of the Minnesota Lottery says a second drunken driving charge against one of his top administrators is a personnel matter that’s under review.
An Eden Prairie woman faces criminal charges after she was accused of hitting a light pole while driving drunk with three young children in tow. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 28-year-old Sissy Marie Garcia was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree driving while impaired and one count of child endangerment.
A 25-year-old Bloomington man accused of drunken driving has been charged with causing a fatal crash in Burnsville. Neftali Ramirez was charged Tuesday with vehicular homicide in the crash that killed 34-year-old Erin Randall of Richfield.
A Fargo man accused of being drunk while operating a Zamboni ice-grooming machine during a high school hockey game has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence. Steven Anderson allegedly was drunk on Jan. 30 when he was smoothing the ice for a girls’ game between Davies High School and Williston High.
A suspected drunken driver is accused of killing a teenager who had a bright and promising future. Police say a truck driven by 34-year-old Charles Hendricks crashed into a car Monday night in rural Sandstone. Hendricks is in fair condition at North Memorial Hospital.
DWI arrests were about a third of the size of the five-year average. Preliminary numbers suggest an overall decline in drunk drivers in Minnesota.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s son is facing drunk-driving charges. Maple Grove Police arrested 22-year-old Ryan Stanek Thursday morning after finding him slumped over in a car parked on the street. Police say he refused a breathalyzer.
The Minnesota Vikings say they’re looking into the arrest of a rookie cornerback on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked into Hennepin County Jail. He was released a few hours later. The 22-year-old player has a court appearance set for Feb. 9.
According to the State Patrol, there were 174 arrests for DWI across Minnesota on New Year’s Eve. That number is actually down from last year, when there were 191 arrests for drunk driving.
Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.
he victim of a DWI crash has a message for those looking to celebrate over the holidays. In 2007, a drunk driver hit Greg Torell near his Cambridge home. He was returning home from the hospital after visiting his newborn granddaughter.
Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in a fatal snowmobile accident on a Wright County lake early Sunday morning. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened on the shoreline of Ramsey Lake at about 12:51 a.m. near the 5600 block of 33rd St. NW in Maple Lake Township.