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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 »

Off-Duty Minnesota Cop Arrested for Suspected DWI

A police officer from Southeaster Minnesota who was off-duty and in the Minneapolis area, was arrested on November 20 for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated after a Minnesota State Trooper clocked him driving 96 mph. The officer from Belle Plaine, is 32 years old and was stopped around 2:30 a.m. between Belle… Read more »

Minnesota Man Charged with Seventh Drunk Driving Offense

Scott E. Salyards, 45, of Bloomington has been charge with his seventh drunk driving offense and had a bail amount of $250,000 set for him as the direct result of his number of offenses. He now faces up to $25,000 in fines and 10 years in prison. He appeared in Dodge County District Court in November. According to… Read more »

Man and Woman in Custody after Minnesota Homicide

Two people from Badger, Minnesota, made their first appearance in court on October 9 regarding the homicide of a man on Saturday, October 6. The two people, Disiree Shinholser, 24, and Jeremy Lemen, 34, were arrested and booked on Saturday on provisional charges. The formal charges were brought against them on Monday, but the Clerk… Read more »