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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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Authorities Stress Sober Rides On New Year’s Eve

Minnesota law enforcement officials say people planning to head out on New Year’s Eve should also be thinking about that sober ride home. The Department of Public Safety says extra patrols of state troopers and other law enforcers will be on the lookout for drunken drivers Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

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Hennepin Co. Issue 300 Warrants To DWI Offenders

A sweep is underway to get people wanted for driving while intoxicated off the roads. Seventy-five officers, some in uniform others in plain clothes served more than 300 warrants for people wanted for DWI.

12/17/2013

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More Than 1,000 Arrested For DWI Since Thanksgiving Eve

More than 1,000 people have been arrested for driving while intoxicated in Minnesota since the day before Thanksgiving, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

12/12/2013

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Vikings LB Erin Henderson Suing State After DWI Arrest

Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson is suing the state after a Nov. 19 DWI arrest, saying police didn’t have probable cause to stop him.

11/27/2013

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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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Vikings Receiver Simpson Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson was released from jail Saturday on $12,000 bond, about seven hours after he was arrested overnight on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

11/09/2013

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Suspected Drunk Driver In Custody After Crashing Into Apartment

Authorities said a suspected drunk driver is in custody after crashing into an apartment building in St. Paul Tuesday night. St. Paul Police responded to a report of an accident at an apartment on the 2100 block of Wilson Avenue sometime before 10 p.m.

11/06/2013

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South St. Paul Officer Pleads Guilty To DWI

Sergeant Cory Slifko was arrested back in June. He was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle at the time. Rosemount Police caught him after getting a 911 call that someone was driving around damaging mailboxes.

10/30/2013

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Police Step Up DWI Enforcement Before Halloween

The weekend before Halloween is a popular one for parties, but the Department of Public Safety is warning motorists that police won’t put up with any tricks. DPS says authorities statewide are cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend. Officials are urging partygoers to plan a sober ride before donning their costumes.

10/25/2013

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Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds DWI Law

The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the state’s DWI implied consent law, which makes it a crime for impaired drivers to refuse to take a breath, blood or urine test.

10/23/2013

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DPS: 1,500+ Arrested For DWI During Late Summer Crackdown

More than 1,500 drivers were arrested for drunk driving during the end-of-summer “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said as many as 344 agencies arrested 1,556 impaired drivers during the campaign, which went from Aug. 16-Sept. 2.

09/13/2013

Gopher Hockey Player Suspended After DWI

An incoming University of Minnesota freshman hockey player has been indefinitely suspended after a DWI arrest Saturday. Gabe Guertier, 18, was pulled over by University Police early Saturday morning. He was detained at the Hennepin County Jail for several hours after being charged with fourth-degree DWI. Gopher mens hockey coach Don Lucia announced Sunday that Guertier would be suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. His suspension will be re-evaluated in November.

09/01/2013

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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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State Patrol: 225 Drunk Drivers Caught Friday Night

More than 200 drivers are facing drunk-driving charges after just one night of increased patrols. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 225 drivers failed sobriety tests during Friday night. The department is also tweeting information about those arrested for DWI, including age, gender and blood alcohol level of offenders. The arrest location is also noted, but the names of the offenders are not revealed.

08/17/2013

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Authorities Live-Tweeting DWI Arrests As Enforcement Increases

You may think you’ve heard it before, but troopers say people aren’t really listening. Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol said Friday that “with over 500 killed in the last five years, drunk driving remains a huge problem.”

08/16/2013

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Man Accused Of Flying Ultralight Aircraft Over Festival While Intoxicated

A 28-year-old Biwabik, Minn. has been arrested and charged with allegedly flying an ultralight aircraft low over a Bluegrass Festival Thursday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

08/09/2013

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Off-Duty Belle Plaine Cop Sentenced For DWI

The Belle Plaine police officer accused of driving under the influence in November 2012 while off-duty pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one gross misdemeanor count of DWI. Bryan Pasek’s second DWI charge and his speeding ticket for driving 96 mph in a 55 zone on Highway 169 at Park Boulevard were dismissed. Pasek had registered a 0.17 BAC at the time.

07/24/2013

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DPS: 5 Road-Related Deaths, 560 DWIs During July 4th Holiday Week

Five car crash-related deaths and 560 DWI arrests occurred during the Fourth of July holiday period, says the Department of Public Safety. During the holiday period – from Wednesday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 – there were five people killed in four crashes. Three of the deaths were motorcyclists killed in two separate crashes on July 4 – the deadliest day of the year on Minnesota roads, according to DPS records. On the evening of July 3, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in south Minneapolis.

07/08/2013

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