Woman In Wis. Accused Of Stealing Squad Car While DrunkA Baraboo woman is accused of her third drunken driving offense and this time sheriff's officials say she was behind the wheel of a stolen squad car. The Juneau County Sheriff's Department says a deputy and a state trooper were dealing with an intoxicated man and woman at a BP gas station in Lyndon Station Saturday about 4 a.m.
Wis. Lawmakers Trying To Up Drunken Driving PenaltiesTwo Republican lawmakers are trying again to increase penalties for repeat drunken driving.
Appeals Court Says Urine Tests Without Warrant UnconstitutionalThe Minnesota Court of Appeals says a state law making it a crime for someone arrested for drunken driving to refuse a urine test without a warrant is unconstitutional. The appeals court on Monday reversed the conviction of a driver who refused to submit to a blood or urine test.
Charges: Drunken Driver Caused Halloween Crash That Left 1 In A ComaA 34-year-old Minneapolis woman is accused of causing a Halloween crash in West St. Paul that left one victim in a coma with a severe brain injury.
Authorities: St. Paul Man Arrested In Wis. For Driving Drunk With 2 Small KidsA 35-year-old St. Paul man has been arrested in Wisconsin's Dunn County after he allegedly drove drunk with two young children in his vehicle, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Sheriff: 3 Hurt In Alcohol-Involved ATV CrashThree people were injured in an ATV crash in Cass County Sunday evening, according to the sheriff's office. The crash happened along Big Boy Drive Northeast in rural Boy River at about 8:20 p.m.
Man, 35, Dies 2 Days After Independence CrashA 35-year-old St. Michael man died two days after being hit by a suspected drunken driver in Independence Thursday.
Former Iowa Wrestler Takes Deal In Burglaries CaseA former University of Iowa wrestler has taken a plea deal in his Linn County burglaries case. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that 19-year-old Ross Lembeck pleaded guilty to being an accessory to a felony and to drunken driving.
Police: Drunken Driver Who Crashed Into Median Had 2 Minors In CarA 20-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly driving while intoxicated with minors in his vehicle. The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle off the road along Interstate 94 near Woodville on Monday afternoon.
Wisconsin Lawmaker Targeting Drunken Driving AgainA Wisconsin lawmaker is trying again to increase penalties for drunken driving in the only state in the nation where first-time offenders face tickets, not jail time.
DPS Warns: Get A Sober Ride For St. Patrick's DayNearly 127 million people across the country plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Tuesday. Those who do celebrate usually wear lots of green and spend lots of green. Because many observe the holiday with adult beverages, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety wanted to remind everyone to make sure they line up a sober ride if they're planning on being out and about.
Charges: Woman Who Broadsided Musician Was Going Nearly 70 MPHThe woman who is accused of crashing into a Minnesota musician, causing him to sustain multiple injuries including a broken neck, was driving while intoxicated, according to recently filed charges.
MADD Holds Candlelight Vigil For Drunken Driving VictimsFamily and friends who've lost loved ones in drunken driving crashes gathered Sunday in Minneapolis for a special remembrance. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) organized the vigil held at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis. Candles were lit to represent those whose lives were cut short.
NFL Suspends Vikings' Simpson For 3 GamesMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4.
Increased DWI Patrols During Labor Day WeekendWhile millions of us will be hitting the roads this holiday weekend, bear in mind that nearly 400 law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their patrols, looking for drunk drivers. A DWI offense can mean losing your driver's license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time.