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DPS Releases Final 2012 Drunken Driving Report

As the statewide DWI crackdown continues through Labor Day, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released the final 2012 drunken driving report.

08/26/2013

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DPS: Ignition Interlock Greatly Reduces Reoffenders

The ignition interlock device program has been extremely effective at reducing reoffenders in Minnesota, according to information released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Wednesday.

08/21/2013

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MnDPS: 400+ Arrested For DWI This Weekend

After a weekend of increased DWI patrols and live-tweeted arrests, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MnDPS) has announced hundreds of DWI arrests. The MnDPS tweeted Monday morning that approximately 425 DWI arrests were recorded this weekend.

08/19/2013

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St. Paul Boy Recovering After Hit-&-Run; Woman Arrested

An alleged drunken driver has been arrested and identified in a St. Paul hit-and-run that injured a 7-year-old boy Tuesday evening.

07/10/2013

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Trooper Pleads Guilty To Careless Driving, DWI Dismissed

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper accused of driving drunk on his way to a training session in Duluth has pleaded guilty to careless driving. The drunken driving charge has been dismissed by the city attorney.

06/14/2013

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Hastings Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child, 6

A 35-year-old Hastings woman has been charged with allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of over twice the driving limit with her 6-year-old child in the car, according to authorities.

05/22/2013

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Sauk Rapids Mayor Pleads Guilty To DWI Incident, Sentenced

Sauk Rapids mayor Bradley Gunderson has pleaded guilty to driving drunk, crashing into garbage cans and getting stuck in a snow bank.

04/09/2013

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Mom Charged In Drunken Crash That Cost Daughter Her Finger

A 27-year-old mother has been charged with four criminal counts of criminal vehicular operation after a crash investigators say happened while she was driving drunk.

03/26/2013

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Phone App Designed To Prevent Drunken Driving

A new phone app is designed to help keep drunken drivers off the road. The “Drive Sober” app launched by the state Department of Transportation allows motorists to estimate their blood alcohol content and select a designated driver.

03/16/2013

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Authorities Investigate Hibbing Jail Suicide

Authorities are investigating the suicide of an inmate at the St. Louis County jail in Hibbing.

02/17/2013

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MN State Patrol: 120 DWIs On Super Bowl Sunday

There were 120 DWI arrests on Super Bowl Sunday in Minnesota, according to the State Patrol.

02/05/2013

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State Trooper Hit By Suspected Drunken Driver Speaks Out

The accident happened Saturday night on the I-494 on-ramp at Interstate 35W in Richfield.

01/28/2013

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Minn. Court Rules No DWIs On Segways

A Medina man pulled over for driving a Segway under the influence has beat those charges – again. In fact, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Segways are exempt from DWI laws.

01/23/2013

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Wis. Lawmakers Try Again On Drunken Driving Law Overhaul

Two Republican legislators say they’ll try again this session to overhaul Wisconsin’s drunken driving laws.

12/31/2012

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Dakota County District Judge Arrested For DWI

St. Paul police have arrested Dakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars on Christmas Eve.

12/27/2012

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