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South Minneapolis Hit and Run Leads to DWI Charge

The driver of a car in a hit and run accident that critically injured a young man in South Minneapolis has been charged with criminal vehicular operation and second-degree DWI. In an article published by the Minnesota Star Tribune, it appears that just minutes after police said a man ran over another man, the driver was… Read more »

Heroin Antidote Now Carried by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Deputies

According to an article published by the Star Tribune, Hennepin County sheriff’s deputies now carry the heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose and save lives. The antidote is a drug that temporarily counteracts the potentially lethal painkiller or heroin overdose. A new Minnesota state law now says that first responders… Read more »

DWI-Related Traffic Deaths Saw Drop in 2013

DWI is a crime that is aggressively pursued in Minnesota because of the dangers that it poses to society. Fortunately, statistics show that Minnesota roads were safer in 2013. A new study by the Department of Public Safety showed that impaired-related traffic deaths dropped by nine percent over 2012. This does not mean that there… Read more »

Cottage Grove DWI: Man Flees and Car Catches Fire

A man has been arrested after he was allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. After the traffic stop, he fled police officers in Cottage Grove. According to the Cottage Grove Police, officers responded to a call that stated an elderly man hit a rock and ran over a curb on 80th Street. The… Read more »

Cards Authorizing Pot Use in other States Irrelevant in Minnesota

The Minnesota state Court of Appeals has ruled that a card that permits an individual to use medical marijuana in another state cannot escape a drug charge in Minnesota. As reported by the Minnesota Star Tribune, in 2011, the defendant was stopped for speeding in Itasca County by a Minnesota state trooper. The officer spelled marijuana… Read more »

Drug Use Suspected in St. Paul Grocery Store Crash

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that in an early May altercation between a car and a Rice Street grocery store, police suspect that the driver of the car was on drugs, according to the charges filed against the driver of the automobile. The man was charged with first-degree driving while impaired in Ramsey county… Read more »

Senate Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Star Tribune reports that a medical marijuana bill has made progress at the State Capitol as the 2014 legislative session starts to near its end. The Senate Health Committee passed a piece of legislation on April 25 with a 7-3 vote. It is the first time this year that the bill has reached a… Read more »