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Appeals Court Upholds Law In Breath Test Refusal Case

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a law that makes it a crime for someone to refuse a breath test when arrested for drunken driving. Monday’s ruling comes in the case of David Bennett, who was arrested after a 2013 crash and refused a breath test at the Ramsey County Jail.

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12 Minn. Police Agencies Awarded Grants For New DWI Enforcement

A new approach is being added to crackdown efforts. Twelve law enforcement agencies have received grants designated for DWI enforcement.

07/20/2015

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Charges: Woman Blew A .25 After Gas Station Crash With Kids In Car

Police say a 47-year-old woman had a blood alcohol concentration of three times the legal limit after she was arrested this spring following a crash where two young boys were in her car.

07/16/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To DWI Crash That Killed Richfield Fulbright Scholar

A Bloomington man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide for a crash that killed a Richfield woman. The Dakota County Attorney’s Office says 26-year-old Neftali Paolo Ramirez admitted to drinking before the fatal crash in Burnsville on March 8.

07/15/2015

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Reports Show History Of Abuse Before Toddler’s Death

Child protection reports show a history of abuse and neglect allegations in the case of Sophia O’Neil, the 2-year-old who was kicked and stomped to death last month in St. Paul.

06/30/2015

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Driver Accused Of Striking Pedal Pub Identified

Twelve people went to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of their Pedal Pub. Police arrested 35-year-old Mershon Corbett, who faces a DWI charge and a felony count of criminal vehicular injury.

06/25/2015

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Charges: Man Found Passed Out In Car With Crying Child

A 27-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges after he was found asleep over the weekend outside a Burnsville hotel in a car with a small child crying in the back.

06/24/2015

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Wisconsin Woman Faces Charge Of 9th Drunken Driving Offense

A northwestern Wisconsin woman is being charged with her ninth drunken driving offense after authorities say she was found unresponsive with her foot on the brake of an SUV with two little girls in back.

06/10/2015

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Impaired Driver Hits City Bus, Which Hits School In DT St. Paul

A Metro Transit bus was struck by a car Saturday morning in downtown St. Paul, causing the bus to hit a school building. Metro Transit officials say the accident happened at about 7 a.m. at the corner of West 7th and Robert streets.

06/06/2015

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Authorities Say Suspected Drunken Driver Waved At Officer

Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who’d been headed the wrong way waved at an officer as he re-entered the highway after going into the ditch.

05/25/2015

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Wis. Police: Intoxicated Man Tried To Reheat Pizza On Dashboard

Police in southeastern Wisconsin say they arrested a man twice in one night for driving while impaired, and in the second bust officers found the 25-year-old was trying to reheat pizza slices on his dashboard.

05/07/2015

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Police Arrest St. Cloud Man For Burglary After Short Pursuit

olice in St. Cloud arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of burglary early Monday morning. Steven John Well, of St. Cloud, is facing charges for first-degree burglary, fleeing a motor vehicle, third-degree DWI, second-degree test refusal, driving after revocation, fleeing police on foot and driving the wrong way on a one way street.

04/27/2015

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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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