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Vikings Rookie Cited In DWI Arrest

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.

01/02/2015

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State Patrol: 174 DWI Arrests On New Year’s Eve

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.

01/01/2015

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Patrols Out In Full Force For New Year’s Eve

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.

12/31/2014

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Cambridge Man Blinded In DWI Crash Shares His Holiday Warning

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.

12/23/2014

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1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Wright Co. Snowmobile Accident

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.

12/22/2014

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State Patrol: Drunk Driving Arrests On Decline In Minnesota

Drunk driving arrests are on the decline Minnesota. The state patrol says they’ve arrested 21 percent fewer people this year for driving while intoxicated, than this time last year. Minnesota’s extra DWI enforcement campaign started in November and continues through the holidays.

12/13/2014

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Coon Rapids Man Charged with Killing Friend While Driving Drunk

A 21-year-old Coon Rapids man faces criminal charges after admitting to driving drunk in a crash which took the life of his friend last November. Kyle Norman Wold was charged Friday with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and two counts of criminal vehicular operation related to a crash on the early morning of Nov. 22.

12/05/2014

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Wis. Woman With Baby Arrested For 4th DWI

A Janesville woman could be charged with her fourth drunken driving offense after witnesses told police they spotted her running along the interstate in Dane County with a baby carrier.

11/06/2014

Man Faces Prison After Injuring A Father In 4th DWI Offense

A man who’s been caught drinking and driving four times before is in jail Thursday night. He’s accused of causing a crash that hurt a father on his way home from work.

10/30/2014

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Wis. Woman Arrested For 7th OWI

A woman has been arrested in Washington County on suspicion of driving drunk, which would be her seventh such offense.

10/27/2014

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2 Men Plead Guilty In Minneapolis Fatal Crashes

Two men have pleaded guilty in separate drunken driving crashes in Minneapolis that each resulted in a death.

10/20/2014

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Vikings Are Among NFL’s Leading Teams For Player Arrests

The Adrian Peterson child abuse case is not the first time a Viking player has been in trouble. But how the Vikings are handling this case is a bit different. Vikings players have been arrested 45 times since 2000 for crimes ranging from assault, to drunk driving, to disorderly conduct.

09/15/2014

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Wisconsin Deputy Arrested For Drunken Driving

A Wisconsin sheriff’s deputy has been arrested in Minnesota on suspicion of drunken driving. The Milwaukee County sheriff’s office identified her Tuesday as 41-year-old Capt. Catherine Trimboli.

08/19/2014

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DPS: Extra DWI, Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day

Drivers should expect to see more officers out on the roads searching for drunk drivers beginning this weekend. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will increase DWI enforcement and highlight their education campaign.

08/14/2014

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Wis. Police Arrest 13-Year-Old Drunken Driver

Manitowoc police say an officer making a traffic stop found an intoxicated driver behind the wheel — and she was just 13 years old. They say five other juveniles, 14 and under, were along for the ride.

08/14/2014

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Man Gets 4 Years In Crash That Killed Nephew

An Eden Prairie man was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular homicide in the drunk driving crash that killed his nephew.

07/31/2014

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Charges: Man Was Drunk When He Ran Over His Wife

A 57-year-old man was drunk when he ran over his wife with a vehicle last week, according to recently filed criminal charges. Investigators said that David Christopher Meder was just getting home on the 2600 block of Arcola Lane in the city of Minnetonka Beach last Thursday when the accident happened.

07/28/2014

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Winona Cop Gets Probation For DWI

A man who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated while serving as a Winona police officer will get one year of supervised probation and must pay a $1,000 fine. Earlier this month, Walski pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor DWI and he was granted a stay of imposition.

07/16/2014

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DPS: Plan A Sober Ride For Fishing Opener

As anglers head out for the 2014 Fishing Opener, authorities are sending out a reminder to plan for a sober ride if you plan on drinking this weekend. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said officers will be out in full force Friday in at least 25 counties around the state.

05/09/2014

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Charges: Driver Was Drunk When He Fatally Struck Couple At 95 MPH

A Golden Valley man was driving drunk at more than 100 miles per hour the night he smashed into and killed a young couple in Minneapolis. Melvin Jones and Brandy Banks-Sutta were stopped at a light at Morgan Avenue North and Olson Memorial Highway on Nov. 3, 2013 when they were hit from behind. They were killed instantly.

04/23/2014

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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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Nearly 500 Arrested In MN Over St. Patrick’s Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Monday meant a weekend-long celebration for some, and the Department of Public Safety says nearly 500 were arrested during increased DWI patrols. The DPS Office of Traffic Safety said that number may rise as additional information comes in.

03/18/2014

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Lawmakers Seek Tougher Penalty For Repeat DWIs

A pair of Minnesota state Republican lawmakers wants the Legislature to strengthen the maximum penalty for repeat drunk-driver offenders. Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Gary Dahms appeared at a news conference with the parents of a 5-month-old boy whom a drunk driver killed in July 2012.

03/18/2014

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Wis. Man Arrested For Alleged DUI With Child In Car

A 30-year-old Amery, Wis. man was arrested Sunday morning for operating a vehicle under the influence with a child in the vehicle, according to police.

02/23/2014

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Charges: Man Drove Under The Influence On Turkey Day With Son In Car

A St. Paul man faces a DWI charge after police say they stopped him on Thanksgiving morning going 84 mph in a 55 mph zone with his young son in the back seat. A criminal complaint says a state trooper stopped 31-year-old Brett Howard Wergeland after he was clocked speeding just before 9:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 52.

01/08/2014

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