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Concordia Students Fight Against Controversial Loophole

Students at Concordia University are attempting something not a lot of college students try to do. They’re going to the Minnesota Legislature to get some laws changed, including one controversial loophole for the lawmakers themselves.

11/12/2013

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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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Wis. Man Arrested For Suspected 7th OWI

A Janesville man has been arrested on suspicion of his seventh drunken-driving charge. The Rock County sheriff’s office says the 45-year-old man was speeding early Wednesday morning.

12/13/2012

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Police: Drunken Driver Calls 911, Worries Cops Will Catch Him

Police in Wisconsin arrested a man after he dialed 911, possibly by accident, and started talking about how he hoped the police didn’t catch him drinking and driving.

12/12/2012

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Charges: MN Man Forced 2 To Stand Along Cold ND Highway

A Minnesota man is accused of forcing his girlfriend and her daughter to stand along a North Dakota highway in extreme cold.

12/12/2012

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Charges: Woman Drove Drunk, Crashed With Child In Car

A 41-year-old Andover woman is accused of drunk driving and crashing her car into a ditch with her 8-year-old daughter inside, according to charges filed Tuesday in Anoka County Court.

11/20/2012

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Authorities: Drunken Driver Strikes, Pins 2 People Outside Wis. Bar

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.

11/05/2012

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Police: Repeat Drunk Driver Arrested For DUI Near Bar

A 27-year-old man with three prior drunk driving convictions, and no driving privileges, was charged for driving under the influence after leaving an Eagan bar, according to police.

11/05/2012

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DWI Patrols Aim To Keep Halloween Weekend Sober

Halloween parties will be in full-swing, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is hoping a new round of radio spots will help remind folks to stay off the roads if they’ve been drinking.

10/26/2012

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More Details Released On Tubby Smith Son’s DWI Arrest

University of Minnesota men’s basketball assistant coach Saul Smith was speeding on the shoulder of Interstate 394 early Saturday morning before being arrested for DWI, according to new details released by the Minnesota State Patrol.

10/22/2012

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Gophers: Saul Smith Placed On Unpaid Leave After DUI Arrest

The University of Minnesota assistant men’s basketball coach and head coach Tubby Smith’s son, Saul Smith, has been placed on indefinite unpaid administrative leave Sunday after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

10/21/2012

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