Drunk Driving

Police: Wright Co. Deputy Arrested For DWIA Wright County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of drunk driving. Buffalo police say 55-year-old Craig Canton drove his car to the Wright County Courthouse Monday morning to report for bailiff duty.
Man, 24, Hits House With Car, Arrested On Drunk Driving ChargesA 24-year-old Zimmerman man was arrested Thursday after driving a car into a home in Princeton, police said.
Man, 35, Dies 2 Days After Independence CrashA 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.
Officials Stepping Up DWI Enforcement Through Labor DayMore troopers wills be out on Minnesota roadways as the end of summer approaches, looking to crack down on drinking and driving.
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.
Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk DriverTrying 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.
Golden Valley Man Guilty Of Fatal High-Speed, Drunk Driving CrashA 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.
12 Minn. Police Agencies Awarded Grants For New DWI EnforcementA new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.
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.
Mpls. Chef Overcomes Obstacles To Get Back In The KitchenA 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.
Man Guilty Of Running Over Wife With Vehicle While DrunkA 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.
Charges: Man Found Passed Out In Car With Crying ChildA 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.