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DPS: Minn. Traffic Deaths Down In 2013

Traffic deaths on Minnesota roads were down in 2013 and have decreased sharply over the last decade, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) announced Thursday.

01/16/2014

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving Urges Safety This Holiday Season

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is trying to raise awareness ahead of the busy holiday season, reminding people to plan for a safe ride home.

11/26/2013

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Jerome Simpson Officially Charged With DWI

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has officially been charged with DWI, after being arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving along Interstate 394. Simpson was charged with one count of fourth-degree DWI and one count of refusing to submit a chemical test, which is a misdemeanor.

11/13/2013

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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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