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Minnesota DWIs are Expensive Offenses

As many individuals throughout Minnesota have found out, a DWI can have quite an effect on the bank account. At the end of August, extra patrols were on the roads because of the latest crackdown on DWIs. From Hennepin County to Steele County, the increased patrols netted over 1,500 DWI arrests with the highest blood… Read more »

Late Summer Crackdown Results in 1500+ DWI Arrests in Minnesota

More than 1,500 drivers were arrested for drunken driving during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Authorities said that there were nearly 350 agencies involved in the campaign that ran from August 16 to September 2. The report also outlined the five areas that had the… Read more »

Ignition Interlock Helps prevent Repeat DWIs in Minnesota

The ignition interlock program in Minnesota is showing some rather significant success with less than 1 percent of drunken driving offenders in the state becoming re-offenders after the entire state adopted the program. The results were released on August 21, 2013 by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. As it stands,… Read more »

Minnesota DWI Deaths See Drop in Numbers

Minnesota is in the midst of a DWI crackdown and it is ongoing as the state continues to see progress made in the war against drunk driving. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says that 2012 saw 104 drivers killed due to drunk driving and 28,418 were arrested. This is down from 11 deaths in… Read more »

St. Paul Boy Recovering after Alleged DWI-Related Accident

A woman who was allegedly drunk when behind the wheel of her vehicle that hit a 7-year-old boy has been arrested in relation to the hit-and-run case. According to St. Paul Police, the accident happened on July 9 just before 8 p.m. at the Bedford and Payne intersection. The young boy, Xavier Battle, was riding… Read more »

Woman Charged in Fatal Apple Valley Crash with .36 BAC

A Lakeville woman has been accused of driving drunk in a crash in Apple Valley on June 27 that killed a motorcyclist, according to the charges filed in Dakota County Court on July 1. Leah Marie Colwell, 44, is charged with criminal vehicular homicide, fourth-degree DWI, driving after a canceled license inimical to public safety, and… Read more »

Repeat DWI Offender Suspected in Officer Slaying Kills Self

It was announced on January 4 that Cold Springs investigators had found the weapon used to murder a Cold Spring police officer and that they had a new person of interest that they wanted to talk to in the case. What complicated matters, however, is that the person of interested had killed himself when police… Read more »

Minnesota Celebrates 5 Years of no NYE DUI Deaths

The numbers are in and they say that Minnesota police are thrilled with how 2013 got started. Despite a busy New Year’s Eve for police and partygoers, there were no DUI-related deaths. This marks the 5th year of this success and it is believed that this is due to individuals getting the message about having… Read more »