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March 5, 2015
Man assaults correctional officer
WORTHINGTON — A South Dakota man is facing several charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated (DWI) and assaulting a corrections officer during an intake pat search. Gentry Lee Slaughter, 36, of Sioux Falls, S.D., is facing one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct,...
March 5, 2015 - 7:39pm
February 11, 2015
MN Supreme Court upholds implied consent search law
ST. PAUL — A law making it illegal for suspected drunken drivers to turn down a breath test was upheld Wednesday in Minnesota Supreme Court. The court confirmed a law which requires suspected drunken drivers to submit to field testing or face more severe criminal charges. This...
February 11, 2015 - 9:01pm
February 2, 2015
Super Bowl DWIs down dramatically in Minnesota
DULUTH — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Monday said that law enforcement officers across the state arrested fewer people for DWI on Super Bowl Sunday than past years. Across Minnesota law enforcement officers made 65 DWI arrests Sunday — that’s down from an average...
February 2, 2015 - 8:29pm
January 29, 2015
Extra officers on roads during Super Bowl weekend
ST. PAUL — Extra law enforcement patrols are planned in Minnesota for Super Bowl weekend. In the past 10 years, driving while impaired arrests in Minnesota have spiked by 24 percent during the big game weekend compared to the weekend before, and 18 percent more compared to the...
January 29, 2015 - 10:10pm
January 7, 2015
DWI crackdown results in 2,537 arrests statewide
ST. PAUL — More motorists saw the back seat of a squad car for drunk driving last month in a statewide DWI enforcement campaign, increasing over the same period in 2013, according to preliminary numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Eighty-four...
January 7, 2015 - 9:01pm
November 23, 2014
Extra enforcement for DWI begins Friday
WORTHINGTON — Additional patrol will be implemented Friday and continue through the last weekend in December to enforce driving while intoxicated (DWI) and other violations. Up to 10 extra officers will be on patrol in the southwest Minnesota region, with an emphasis on weekends. “This...
November 23, 2014 - 8:11pm
Grateful to be busted
PARK RAPIDS — Nathan Placentia remembers the bravado feeling, thinking he could keep up, shot for shot, with his partying buddies. “You...
November 23, 2014 - 8:08pm
November 12, 2014
Woman arrested after alleged DWI
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington woman was arrested after an accident with injuries occurred Saturday in the 1700 block of North Burlington Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found the driver in the front seat of the vehicle with a 12-ounce can of beer on the floor. Sarah...
November 12, 2014 - 9:14pm
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate sentenced in DWI test refusal case
ST. PAUL — Michelle MacDonald, a Dakota County attorney who lost her bid for the Minnesota Supreme Court last week, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days of electronic home monitoring for refusing to submit to an alcohol test. Dakota County District Judge Leslie Metzen also sentenced...
November 12, 2014 - 9:12pm
June 2, 2014
Clay prosecutor to strike judge from DWI test refusal cases
MOORHEAD — Clay County’s top prosecutor may ask for a judge to be removed from future criminal cases in which a driver is accused of refusing a blood alcohol test. Clay County Attorney Brian Melton said Judge Steven Cahill has failed to follow state law in throwing out two...
June 2, 2014 - 9:33pm
April 14, 2014
As others see it: Wrong on DWI immunity
It is time for the Minnesota Legislature to update its longtime “immunity card” status that its member have while it is in session. Under Article 4, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution, state lawmakers “in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace, shall...
April 14, 2014 - 7:48pm
April 6, 2014
Professor, students make headway at MN Capitol
DETROIT LAKES — A few years ago, Jayne Jones was sitting in a Twin Cities bar playing cribbage with her now husband, and there happened to be a legislator there having one too many drinks — or more. “He was drunk as a skunk, and he announced to the entire bar that unlike...
April 6, 2014 - 8:22pm
March 20, 2014
Itasca County teen gets probation for high-speed chase
GRAND RAPIDS — An Itasca County teenager will be on strict probation through 2016, and will have to pay $12,800 in restitution and perform 71 hours of community service, according to a sentence read Wednesday in district court. Grant Gunderson pleaded guilty in February to charges...
March 20, 2014 - 9:50pm
January 15, 2013
Minnesota DWI arrests on the decline
More than 2,500 impaired drivers statewide were arrested in December, according to a recently released DPS report. The DPS enforced a similar DWI crackdown in 2011 and made a total of 2,600 DWI arrests in Minnesota. "Our goal with these campaigns is to educate about the importance...
January 15, 2013 - 9:25pm
May 14, 2012
Worthington man arrested for fifth DWI
WORTHINGTON -- After a five-year hiatus from moving violations, Reed Gilo Cham was arrested last week for driving while impaired for a fifth time since 2003. He had his children in the vehicle on this occasion, according to the criminal complaint. Cham, 40, of Worthington, is charged...
May 14, 2012 - 10:30pm