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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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Charges: Drunk Man Steals Cheese From Ex’s Fridge

A Forest Lake, Minn. man has been charged with three criminal counts after he allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s house and stole cheese from her refrigerator. The criminal complaint says police in Lino Lakes responded to a call very early the morning of March 28.

04/02/2014

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MNsure Interim CEO Faces DWI Charge

Scott Leitz, the interim CEO of MNsure, has a DWI charge against him stemming from last summer, officials say.

03/28/2014

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Bill Rescinding Legislators’ DWI Immunity In Doubt

Minnesota lawmakers’ immunity to drunken driving arrests would end under a bill that passed a House committee on Friday, a day after the Senate’s version was tabled by lawmakers who see it as unnecessary. The archaic provision in the state constitution dates to 1858, when the state’s founding fathers wanted to protect legislators from being arrested and detained from votes on important measures.

03/28/2014

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Nearly 500 Arrested In MN Over St. Patrick’s Weekend

St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Monday meant a weekend-long celebration for some, and the Department of Public Safety says nearly 500 were arrested during increased DWI patrols. The DPS Office of Traffic Safety said that number may rise as additional information comes in.

03/18/2014

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Lawmakers Seek Tougher Penalty For Repeat DWIs

A pair of Minnesota state Republican lawmakers wants the Legislature to strengthen the maximum penalty for repeat drunk-driver offenders. Rep. Chris Swedzinski and Sen. Gary Dahms appeared at a news conference with the parents of a 5-month-old boy whom a drunk driver killed in July 2012.

03/18/2014

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State Patrol: Plan A Sober Ride For St. Patrick’s Day

If you plan on going out for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, authorities said you’ll want to make sure you have a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Thursday the State Patrol will have extra squads out over the weekend looking for impaired drivers.

03/13/2014

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Former Viking Erin Henderson Charged With DWI, Drug Possession

Former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson is accused of driving drunk and possessing at least 10 grams of marijuana in an arrest last November, according to charges filed last week in Hennepin County Court.

02/27/2014

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Police: Bicyclist Hit, Killed In South Minneapolis

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.

02/04/2014

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Officials: No DWI-Related Deaths Over Super Bowl Weekend

State officials say there were no DWI-related deaths on Minnesota roads over the Super Bowl weekend. While data shows authorities did arrest 175 drivers for DWI, there were no deaths where alcohol played a factor, the Department of Public Safety says.

02/03/2014

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DPS: Plan A Sober Ride For Super Bowl

If you’re a football fan planning to be out drinking for the Super Bowl on Sunday, you’ll want to make sure you have a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said there have been zero drunk driving deaths for the past five Super Bowls, and they want to keep it that way.

02/01/2014

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School Bus Driver Charged With DWI After Crashing Into Tree

A school bus driver has been charged with third-degree DWI after crashing into a tree with children on board Tuesday afternoon, according to Winona County authorities.

01/29/2014

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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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Charges: Man Drove Under The Influence On Turkey Day With Son In Car

A St. Paul man faces a DWI charge after police say they stopped him on Thanksgiving morning going 84 mph in a 55 mph zone with his young son in the back seat. A criminal complaint says a state trooper stopped 31-year-old Brett Howard Wergeland after he was clocked speeding just before 9:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 52.

01/08/2014

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Police: Lakeville Woman May Have Been In Extreme Cold For 20 Hours

A 32-year-old woman was found dead just feet from her Lakeville doorstep and authorities now believe hypothermia may be to blame. Andrea Marker was found Tuesday afternoon lying just in front of the home she shared with her parents.

01/08/2014

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Vikings Simpson Pleads Guilty To DWI, Careless Driving

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson pleaded guilty Thursday to DWI and careless driving. Simpson was officially charged on Nov. 13, after being arrested Nov. 9 while driving on Interstate 394.

01/02/2014

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Vikings LB Erin Henderson Arrested For DWI

For at least the second time since November, Henderson was arrested Wednesday in Chanhassen on suspicion of DWI. According to jail records, Henderson was booked into the Carver County Jail at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday for fourth-degree DWI, third-degree DWI, second-degree DWI test refusal and violating the conditions of a limited driver’s license.

01/02/2014

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Another Reason Not To Drink & Drive: The Hidden Costs Of DWI

Sending 2013 out with a bang is on the minds of many New Year’s Eve partygoers. For some, that celebration includes alcohol, and if you drink and drive be prepared to face the consequences.

12/31/2013

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