Five car crash-related deaths and 560 DWI arrests occurred during the Fourth of July holiday period, says the Department of Public Safety. During the holiday period – from Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 – there were five people killed in four crashes. Three of the deaths were motorcyclists killed in two separate crashes on July 4 – the deadliest day of the year on Minnesota roads, according to DPS records. On the evening of July 3, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in south Minneapolis.
A Madison, Wis. man was arrested Saturday for his fourth DWI offense, according to authorities. However, this time, the man was traveling with a child.
A Hampton Township man was charged Friday with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a car crash last November. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 27-year-old Keri James Gesme was driving his pickup truck on Hwy 50 at speeds between 83 and 106 miles per hour on Nov. 8, 2012.
Dakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to third-degree DWI, according to officials. Sovis, 63, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars last Christmas Eve in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.
If you’re going to be out on the town Friday night, you’re urged to plan for having a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is enforcing its largest-ever crack down on drunk driving Friday night into Saturday morning.
Every year, police arrest thousands of people on suspicion of drunk driving in Minnesota. The majority of those arrests happen on weekends and in the overnight hours.
A 39-year-old Jordan man is accused of driving drunk and police used a Taser on him when he failed to comply with an officer’s orders, according to charges filed Monday in Anoka County Court.
A Blackduck man was indicted last Tuesday in connection with the drunk-driving death of a young woman in Redby near Lower Red Lake last October.
We all know the dangers of drinking and driving. And yet every year on the holidays, we’re reminded to find a safe ride home.
There have been no drunk driving deaths in the state for the last four years on New Year’s Eve. Police are hoping tonight becomes a fifth in a row.
State safety officials are urging motorists to plan for safe and sober ride this New Year’s Eve as they strive to have a fifth straight year of zero drunk driving deaths.
A Winona Police officer was charged Thursday with two counts of 3rd degree of driving while intoxicated (DWI).
Officials said Tuesday about 1,300 people have been arrested for driving drunk so far this month across the state, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
An off-duty officer has found himself on the other side of the law after police say he was driving under the influence and speeding.
Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.
A 22-year-old Burnsville man is accused of drunk driving and attempting to hide from police on the roof of a garage near a set of townhomes, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to hitting and killing a woman last January in Maple Grove.
A 61-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of criminal vehicular operation after hitting a 6-year-old child with his car at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last December.
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More than 1,800 motorists were arrested for DWI during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 17 to Sept. 3, officials announced Thursday.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety released a report Thursday which shows that 68 percent of fatal accidents last year involved drivers who had blood alcohol levels of at least .16, which is twice the legal limit for driving.
The 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.
Last week, a suspected drunken driver was pulled over by Rosemount police, only to flee and take officers on a 110 mph chase.
Lab 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.
A former news anchor for KEYC-TV in Mankato has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated.