Unsettling statistics involving unlicensed drivers have been released by the Minnesota State Patrol. The release comes in the wake of two deadly crashes involving drivers with revoked licenses.
Last year, Minnesota police officers, county deputies and state patrol officers arrested nearly 30,000 drivers for driving while intoxicated. Worse yet, for over 40 percent of them it wasn’t their first time.
Halloween parties will be in full-swing, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is hoping a new round of radio spots will help remind folks to stay off the roads if they’ve been drinking.
A 53-year-old Rosemount woman died after Tuesday’s motorcycle crash near Montgomery, Minn., in Le Sueur County, the state patrol reports.
A 63-year-old woman died after suffering injuries Thursday in a head-on crash on an icy highway in northern Minnesota, the State Patrol says.
A Minnesota State Trooper was arrested Wednesday after he showed up to an in-service training at the State Patrol’s district office in Duluth smelling of alcohol.
Authorities are investigating a crash after a 13-year-old bicyclist was hit by a semi-truck Saturday afternoon on Highway 15 in Sibley County.
A 31-year-old Apple Valley man is in critical condition after his pickup truck rear-ended a semi Tuesday afternoon in Dakota County, the State Patrol says.
Labor Day weekend is already proving to be deadly on Minnesota roadways.
A 51-year-old Fridley man is dead after getting hit by a car Friday evening on the southbound lane of 35W at 66th Street in Richfield, the State Patrol said.
A hang-up 911 call Wednesday afternoon led officers to an Eagan residence on the 1700 block of Deerwood Drive where police learned a man was barricaded in the home and had made threats.
A Minnesota state lawmaker is under investigation for a late night incident at a highway rest stop.
A motorist died Friday evening after veering off Highway 61 in Afton, Minn., Friday night and hitting a large tree, the Minnesota State Patrol says.
A 17-year-old teen from Clear Lake has potential life threatening injuries after a head-on collision Monday evening in St. Cloud. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, the car crash occurred at approximately 5:52 p.m. on the 2600 block of 3rd Street North.
A rolled-over semi is blocking traffic on both eastbound lanes of Highway 212 after a multi-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, the State Patrol says.