Drunk Driving

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State Patrol: 225 Drunk Drivers Caught Friday Night

More than 200 drivers are facing drunk-driving charges after just one night of increased patrols. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 225 drivers failed sobriety tests during Friday night. The department is also tweeting information about those arrested for DWI, including age, gender and blood alcohol level of offenders. The arrest location is also noted, but the names of the offenders are not revealed.

08/17/2013

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DPS: 5 Road-Related Deaths, 560 DWIs During July 4th Holiday Week

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.

07/08/2013

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Wis. Man Arrested For 4th DWI With Child In Car

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.

05/26/2013

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Dakota Co. Man Charged With Drunk-Driving Death Of Friend

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.

05/24/2013

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Dakota County Judge Pleads Guilty To DWI

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.

05/22/2013

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State Patrol To Have 1 Night Crackdown On Drunk Drivers

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.

05/10/2013

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MN State Patrol: Report Morning Drunk Drivers

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.

04/29/2013

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Charges: Repeat Drunk Driver Threatens Motorist In Blaine

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.

04/15/2013

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Blackduck Man Indicted For Drunk-Driving Death

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.

03/25/2013

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State Patrol Reports 25 DWIs On New Year’s Eve Overnight

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.

01/01/2013

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New Taxi Squad Announced For New Year’s Eve

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.

12/31/2012

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Officials Urge To Have A Safe, Sober Ride On New Year’s Eve

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.

12/27/2012

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Winona Cop Charged With DWI

A Winona Police officer was charged Thursday with two counts of 3rd degree of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

12/24/2012

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DPS: 1,300 DWI Arrests In December So Far

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.

12/18/2012

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Off-Duty Cop Accused Of Driving While Intoxicated

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.

11/21/2012

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