When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver. For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. He grew up poor in east Texas. Shortly before the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in 2007, a half-brother, was shot and killed. Long before Peterson began running through the NFL record book, he learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Football has always been his escape, and now he’s dealing with more off-the-field strife.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk when he struck and pinned two people with his truck outside a bar in Wisconsin early Sunday morning, according to Polk County authorities.
Police say a Minnesota teenager who pledged to enjoy prom safely ended up in the hospital because of the irresponsible actions of an adult.
The Twin Cities boy hit by a suspected drunk driver at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been released from the hospital.
A driver apparently didn’t learn his lesson the first time, because police say they pulled him over twice in two hours for driving while intoxicated.
A judge has sentenced a 25-year-old man to a year in jail and chemical dependency treatment for crashing into a Duluth police officer’s unmarked squad car.
The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has released a squad dash cam video of a suspected drunken driver trapped under his SUV after he fled police.