A 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.
More troopers wills be out on Minnesota roadways as the end of summer approaches, looking to crack down on drinking and driving.
The 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.
Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.
A Golden Valley man was found guilty Tuesday of killing a young Minneapolis couple while driving drunk at over 100 mph in 2003. Philip Scott Bertelsen, 56, was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of Brandy Banks-Sutta and Melvin Jones on Nov. 3, 2013.
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.