State Patrol To Unveil Unmarked Cars To Help Against Distracted DrivingThe Minnesota State Patrol is planning to introduce some new tools that will help keep the roads safer. On Monday, the department plans to unveil five new unmarked cars that will just focus on stopping distracted drivers, a particular frustration to state troopers.
Charges: Girl, 17, Was On Facebook Seconds Before Double Fatal CrashA 17-year-old girl has been charged as the driver in a crash that killed a father and his young daughter in Sherburne County.
MN State Trooper: Texting & Driving Is An EpidemicIt didn't take long for Minnesota State Trooper Scott Rudeen to spot a person looking down while driving on Interstate 494 in the South Metro. He said he sees it all the time.
After Injuring Baby In Crash, Teen Speaks Out On Distracted Driving Distracted driving killed 48 people on Minnesota roads last year. A texting teenager nearly made that number 49. Shyann Ericksen hit another car head-on in Eagan last summer. She sat down with WCCO-TV to talk about the crash.
DPS: 909 Cited For Texting & Driving Last WeekThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 900 drivers were cited for distracted driver during their six-day enforcement period last week. Officials say 909 people were pulled over and ticketed between April 13 and April 18 for texting and driving in the state.
Charges: Texting Woman, 24, Seriously Injured Pedestrian In CrosswalkA 24-year-old Minnetonka woman faces a felony charge for allegedly hitting and seriously injuring a pedestrian last June while texting and driving. Stephanie Deloye is charged with one count of criminal vehicular operation, court documents show. If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of three years in prison and/ or a $10,000 fine.
Movie Blog: Werner Herzog Takes On Texting And Driving
Dangers Of Texting, Driving Changes Man's Life ForeverSome consider it worse than drinking and driving, yet many people text while they are behind the wheel every day.