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Drug Recognition Program Revamped After Controversy

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.

06/07/2013

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4 Traffic Deaths, 360 Cited For DWI Over Memorial Day Weekend

It was a deadly Memorial Day weekend with plenty of impaired driving on the state’s roads, according to a report released Tuesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said at least four people were killed in crashes over the three-day weekend and officers made a total of 360 arrests for DWI.

05/28/2013

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Wis. Man Arrested For 4th DWI With Child In Car

A Madison, Wis. man was arrested Saturday for his fourth DWI offense, according to authorities. However, this time, the man was traveling with a child.

05/26/2013

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Dakota County Judge Pleads Guilty To DWI

Dakota County District Judge Michael Vann Sovis pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to third-degree DWI, according to officials. Sovis, 63, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after smashing into three parked cars last Christmas Eve in the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood.

05/22/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To Charges In Fatal Hit-And-Run

A man pleaded guilty late last week to DWI and hit-and-run charges stemming from a March incident that left a 28-year-old bicyclist dead on the city’s south side.

05/21/2013

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Cops: About 160 Arrested For DWI In Largest-Ever Crackdown

About 160 preliminary DWI arrests were made statewide Friday night as part of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s push for the largest ever state crackdown on driving under the influence.

05/11/2013

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State Patrol To Have 1 Night Crackdown On Drunk Drivers

If you’re going to be out on the town Friday night, you’re urged to plan for having a sober ride. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is enforcing its largest-ever crack down on drunk driving Friday night into Saturday morning.

05/10/2013

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MN State Patrol: Report Morning Drunk Drivers

Every year, police arrest thousands of people on suspicion of drunk driving in Minnesota. The majority of those arrests happen on weekends and in the overnight hours.

04/29/2013

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Thousands Of DWI Cases Could Be Thrown Out After Ruling

Thousands of DWI cases could be tossed out because of a Supreme Court ruling.

04/18/2013

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Man Charged With Driving Scooter Into Parked Car While Drunk

A man faces criminal charges after allegedly crashing a scooter into a parked car and leaving the scene.

04/11/2013

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Sauk Rapids Mayor Pleads Guilty To DWI Incident, Sentenced

Sauk Rapids mayor Bradley Gunderson has pleaded guilty to driving drunk, crashing into garbage cans and getting stuck in a snow bank.

04/09/2013

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DPS: About 400 Arrested For DWI Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Officials say there was a slight rise in drunk driving arrests throughout Minnesota from last year over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

03/18/2013

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Charges: Sauk Rapids Mayor Drove Drunk, Crashed Into Snow Bank

A 48-year-old Sauk Rapids man is accused of driving drunk, crashing into garbage cans and getting stuck in a snow bank, according to charges filed Friday in Benton County Court.

03/15/2013

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Extra DWI Enforcement For St. Paddy’s Day Weekend

Extra law enforcement will be on patrol this weekend, as partygoers celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Twin Cities.

03/14/2013

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