Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.
Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces his second DUI charge in less than two weeks, this time in South Dakota near the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
A Montevideo Police officer is back to work after getting hit last week by a driver who admitted to being high on marijuana. Officer Kelly Robinson was off duty and was returning home from buying a camper for his family when a vehicle did not yield and pulled out in front of him.
A 27-year-old Minot, North Dakota woman was arrested early Saturday morning in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on suspicion of driving under the influence with a 2-year-old in the car. Cassie Lynn Jackson was arrested by the Wisconsin State Patrol at about 3:39 a.m. after she was pulled over for speeding on westbound Interstate 94.
The executive director of the Minnesota Lottery says a second drunken driving charge against one of his top administrators is a personnel matter that’s under review.
Police in St. Paul say a driver suspected of being under the influence caused a crash Saturday night that resulted in a car smashing into the Green Mill restaurant on Grand Avenue.
A 50-year-old man will serve 4 years in prison for drunkenly striking and killing a bicyclist with his van last February.
Drunk driving arrests are on the decline Minnesota. The state patrol says they’ve arrested 21 percent fewer people this year for driving while intoxicated, than this time last year. Minnesota’s extra DWI enforcement campaign started in November and continues through the holidays.
A Richland County sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries in a scuffle with a drunken driving suspect over the weekend.
A 21-year-old Amery, Wis. man is charged with driving under the influence after crashing his car with a 6-year-old boy inside. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Andrew Graski was involved in a two-car crash Friday evening east near St. Croix Falls on Highway 65. When a Polk County deputy and a state trooper responded to the scene, they noticed indications of marijuana use by Graski.
Authorities said a 53-year-old Virginia woman was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after her car got stuck on train tracks and collided with a train in northern Minnesota.
A 30-year-old Amery, Wis. man was arrested Sunday morning for operating a vehicle under the influence with a child in the vehicle, according to police.
Police said a bicyclist was hit and killed in south Minneapolis Monday night, and the driver in the crash may have been drinking. Authorities responded to the crash between a van and a bicyclist at about 9:51 p.m. Monday near the area of Franklin and Garfield Avenues.
Officials with the Department of Public Safety are reminding football fans to plan ahead for a sober ride if they will be drinking during Super Bowl festivities.
International pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.
The Minnesota Vikings will be without fullback Rhett Ellison when they play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Ellison was listed as out for the game because of a knee injury that sidelined him from practice all week. The Vikings are already missing starting fullback Jerome Felton, who is serving the final game of a three-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest two years ago. Coach Leslie Frazier says the Vikings will lean on rookie Zach Line and veteran tight end John Carlson. Line is a converted running back still learning the position.
Shroyer commented on the White Bear Lake woman who will now be sentenced by a jury, and Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman’s charge against the fleeing drunk driver that killed a man in Minneapolis.
A man is in jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide and DUI after a crash in Pine County on Saturday that killed a Maplewood man, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to a two-vehicle crash at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday on Highway 70 at Government Road in Pine County.
A 71-year-old man has been sentenced for hitting and killing a man on a power scooter while under the influence of alcohol.
Highway Patrol troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota and local law officers are cracking down on traffic violators on a stretch of Interstate 90. The daylong enforcement effort between Chamberlain, S.D., and Fairmont, Minn., began at 6 a.m. Thursday.
South St. Paul Police say a 13-year veteran of their department was arrested Tuesday morning for allegedly driving under the influence and fleeing a peace officer. Sgt. Cory Slifko was off duty and driving his personal car near Rosemount when a 911 call was made about his driving and his possibly damaging road-side mailboxes. When an officer tried to stop Slifko, he allegedly attempted to drive away. He was, however, eventually stopped and arrested at around 10:30 a.m.
Big changes are in store for a program meant to help law enforcement take impaired drivers off the streets. State leaders are revamping the Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE) training program after allegations of misconduct during the Occupy protests at Peavey Plaza last spring. Witnesses posted videos online, and claimed an officer was offering drugs to protesters to get them to participate in the program.
A 50-year-old Austin, Minn., man was in a Wisconsin jail Friday morning, authorities say, because he drove under the influence and got into a crash with three other cars.
A 29-year-old Eagan man is accused of driving drunk for at least the sixth time since 2002, according to charges filed Thursday in Dakota County Court.
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.