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Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick’s Day Lowest In 6 Years

More people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

03/18/2015

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DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick’s Day

Nearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they’re planning on being out and about.

03/16/2015

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Car Smashes Into Green Mill Restaurant In St. Paul

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.

03/15/2015

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St. Paul Police: Hockey Director Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI, Stealing Bus

A 48-year-old Forest Lake hockey director has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a shuttle bus belonging to a bar and drove away with it while intoxicated, according to St. Paul police.

03/06/2015

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Authorities To Ramp Up DWI Enforcement Over Super Bowl

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is teaming up with former Minnesota Viking Chuck Foreman to crack down on drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

01/29/2015

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Police: Drunk Driver Arrested After Ramming Squad Car In St. Cloud

A 44-year-old man was arrested Monday night for driving drunk, threatening officers and backing into a squad car in St. Cloud, according to police.

01/20/2015

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Henn. Co Sherriff’s Son Arrested For DWI

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s son is facing drunk-driving charges. Maple Grove Police arrested 22-year-old Ryan Stanek Thursday morning after finding him slumped over in a car parked on the street. Police say he refused a breathalyzer.

01/02/2015

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State Patrol: 174 DWI Arrests On New Year’s Eve

According to the State Patrol, there were 174 arrests for DWI across Minnesota on New Year’s Eve. That number is actually down from last year, when there were 191 arrests for drunk driving.

01/01/2015

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Patrols Out In Full Force For New Year’s Eve

Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.

12/31/2014

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Cambridge Man Blinded In DWI Crash Shares His Holiday Warning

he victim of a DWI crash has a message for those looking to celebrate over the holidays. In 2007, a drunk driver hit Greg Torell near his Cambridge home. He was returning home from the hospital after visiting his newborn granddaughter.

12/23/2014

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Wis. Woman With Baby Arrested For 4th DWI

A Janesville woman could be charged with her fourth drunken driving offense after witnesses told police they spotted her running along the interstate in Dane County with a baby carrier.

11/06/2014

Man Faces Prison After Injuring A Father In 4th DWI Offense

A man who’s been caught drinking and driving four times before is in jail Thursday night. He’s accused of causing a crash that hurt a father on his way home from work.

10/30/2014

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Extra Patrols To Look For Impaired Drivers Over Halloween

If you’re planning on going out and drinking for Halloween, authorities say you better plan to have a sober ride home. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday that extra patrols will be out for Halloween and the weekend looking for impaired drivers.

10/30/2014

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Police: Man Arrested For DWI After Monticello Crash

Police believe a man who they say caused a crash in Monticello Township over the weekend was driving while intoxicated and without a valid license. The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening along County Road 39 near Aetna Avenue Northeast.

10/29/2014

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Increased DWI Patrols During Labor Day Weekend

While millions of us will be hitting the roads this holiday weekend, bear in mind that nearly 400 law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their patrols, looking for drunk drivers. A DWI offense can mean losing your driver’s license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time.

08/29/2014

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Traffic Deaths Related To Impaired Driving Decreases In 2013

The number of traffic deaths caused by impaired driving decreased by nine percent in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said impaired-related traffic fatalities in Minnesota dropped to 95 in 2013 from 104 in 2012.

08/28/2014

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2014 Traffic Deaths Surpass 200, Still Down From Last Year

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday that while traffic deaths are down from this time last year, they’ve surpassed 200 for 2014. Authorities said 204 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Minnesota this year, which is 16 fewer than this time last year.

08/19/2014

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DPS: Extra DWI, Impaired Driving Patrols Through Labor Day

Drivers should expect to see more officers out on the roads searching for drunk drivers beginning this weekend. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will increase DWI enforcement and highlight their education campaign.

08/14/2014

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Wis. Police Arrest 13-Year-Old Drunken Driver

Manitowoc police say an officer making a traffic stop found an intoxicated driver behind the wheel — and she was just 13 years old. They say five other juveniles, 14 and under, were along for the ride.

08/14/2014

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Winona Cop Gets Probation For DWI

A man who pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated while serving as a Winona police officer will get one year of supervised probation and must pay a $1,000 fine. Earlier this month, Walski pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor DWI and he was granted a stay of imposition.

07/16/2014

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Police: Drunk Driver Flees, Car Sets On Fire

A man is custody after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing police officers in Cottage Grove, Minn. Saturday. According to Cottage Grove police, officers responded to a call around 1 p.m. of an elderly male driving over a curb and hitting a rock in the 7100 block of 80th Street. The caller told police that they believed the driver was intoxicated, and that the car was now heading northbound on Highway 61.

06/21/2014

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Police: Man Arrested In Minneapolis Hit-And-Run

Police said a man was arrested early Sunday morning in connection with a hit-and-run crash in downtown Minneapolis. Police were called to a crash involving two vehicles at about 3:47 a.m. near the area of Chicago Ave. S. and S. Washington Avenue.

06/08/2014

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DPS: 3 Fatal Crashes, 425 DWI Arrests Over Memorial Day Weekend

It was a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads as many headed out to cabins or other weekend destinations for Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety announced Tuesday that of 466 crashes over the holiday weekend, three were deadly and 228 involved injuries.

05/27/2014

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Twin Cities Attorney Offers Advice If You’re Pulled Over For DWI

The Memorial Day holiday weekend means BBQs and beer for a lot of people and if you’re pulled over by law enforcement, a Twin Cities attorney said there are some important things to remember.

05/25/2014

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Police: 6 Hurt After Car Crashes Into St. Paul Bar

A Little Canada, Minn. man has been charged with crashing his minivan into a St. Paul bar early Friday morning and leaving five patrons injured. He has been charged with one count of fleeing a police officer and five counts of criminal vehicular operation.

05/02/2014

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