A bill written by a group of Concordia University students that would strip legislators of DWI immunity appeared to be dead in the House earlier this month, but was revived after Speaker Paul Thissen, D-Minneapolis, publicly threw his support behind it. It cleared the House Civil Law Committee on Fr ... More >>
In its recent evaluation of Minnesota's drunk driving laws, Mothers Against Drunk Driving gave the state low marks because ignition interlocks aren't required for all DWI offenders and sobriety checkpoints are illegal here.RELATED: MADD calls upon Minnesota to legalize sobriety checkpoints But Jenni ... More >>
Mothers Against Drunk Driving gave Minnesota low marks in its new state-by-state evaluation of DWI laws.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Supreme Court rules you can legally drunk-drive Segways MADD, in particular, calls upon state lawmakers to legalize sobriety checkpoints, writing that they "will give law enfor ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom -- For the second time since Thanksgiving, Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was arrested for DWI yesterday morning. THE BACKSTORY: Vikings' Erin Henderson suing state over 3 a.m. DWI arrest The news was just broken by USA Today NFL reporter and former 1500 ESPN Vikings beat wri ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: KARE reports that Henderson was also arrested for possessing a controlled substance: #Vikings LB Erin Henderson was arrested for DWI and possession of a controlled substance according to EP Police.-- KARE 11 (@kare11) November 27, 2013 At 5:54 a.m. on November 19, Vikings linebacker ... More >>
One of Tom Iverson's 12-year-old twin daughters was so scared as he drunkenly sped down Highway 10 at speeds up to 100 mph while ordering her to crack beers for him that she pretended to vomit in hopes of slowing him down.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Supreme Court rules you can legally drunk-drive SegwaysBut ... More >>
After he was involved in a one-car wreck and arrested for DUI on Saturday afternoon, Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson curiously wasn't booked into Benton County Jail.SEE ALSO: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashboard footage [VIDEO] The reason? Gunderson was so drunk th ... More >>
Now that driving a Segway while boozed is legal, who's free this weekend?SEE ALSO: Dashboard cam shows Wisconsin man getting arrested for driving lawn mower while drunk [VIDEO]Just kidding. It'll be way too cold for that.
Longtime Dakota County Judge Michael Sovis was over three times the legal limit when he was arrested for driving drunk just around 8 p.m. Christmas Eve evening.SEE ALSO: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashboard footage [VIDEO] Officers responding to reports of a black L ... More >>
It's not a record anybody wants to have, but it's Danny Bettcher's claim to fame. The 59-year-old resident of New York Mills has the most DWIs in Minnesota history -- 27.SEE ALSO:-- Kevin Tegtmeier arrested for 14th DUI, called "menace to society"-- Justin Clark had roughly 35 drinks in four hours b ... More >>
There are usually two kinds of breathalyzers. One: questionably accurate pocket models that drunk people pass around as a party trick, and use to laugh about how drunk they are. Two: the calibrated ones police use in field sobriety tests -- likely accompanied by pleas about being fine to drive -- th ... More >>
Around 3 p.m. yesterday, Kristine Peterson struck six pedestrians who were traversing a crosswalk at Oak Street and Washington Avenue SE near the U of M campus. SEE ALSO:-- Justin Clark had roughly 35 drinks in four hours before 0.627 DUI arrest-- Urinal Cake Man: Strangest anti-drunk driving campai ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, reportedly blew a ridiculous 0.336-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County attorney, had nearly empty bottle of vodka in car-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunkDespite two recent incidents where he made ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, reportedly blew a ridiculous 0.336-- Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows .284, flips bird during mug-- Minnesota bar owner was driving with 0.34 blood alcohol level at time of fatal crashAcademic studies suggest that ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County attorney, had nearly empty bottle of vodka in car-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunk-- Minnesota bar owner was driving with 0.34 blood alcohol level at time of fatal crashOn the afternoon of July 17, Ca ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, arrested for DUI months after drunk-teaching fiasco-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunkToday, details have emerged about the circumstances of Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's Tuesday afte ... More >>
Kevin Tegtmeier, 60, just can't stop drinking and driving.Since 1987, Tegtmeier has been convicted of drunk driving in the counties of Anoka, Stevens, Clearwater, and Clay. And that's just in Minnesota. In North Dakota -- Tegtmeier now resides in West Fargo -- he's had at least five DUI arrests with ... More >>
After a night of drinking, Vikings fullback Jerome Felton wanted to take some McDonald's home with him. Regrettably, instead of a bag of greasy food, Felton was served two gross misdemeanors with a side of careless driving.Felton, 25 and the leading candidate to start as Adrian Peterson's primary bl ... More >>
Anne Stensrud was nearly four times over the limitAnnie Stensrud has been charged with a DWI in connection with a December arrest for drunk driving. Stensrud became a national celebrity in early December after slurring her way through the opening of a news broadcast for KEYC Mankato, a CBS-F ... More >>
Although neither internet celebrity anchor Annie Stensrud nor her home station KEYC ever confirmed or denied that she was drunk in a broadcast that went viral on YouTube, the latest developments in her story do not look good. About a week ago, Stensrud was pulled over and arrested for a "probabl ... More >>
Mugshot: Buffalo County Sheriff's Office.Gary Jenson is kind of like the Grinch, but drunker. Gary Jenson, a 52-year-old rural Wisconsin man, is facing felony charges for drunkenly ramming his car into a Christmas parade this weekend. Jenson crashed his Dodge Neon into a float carrying "sev ... More >>
By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests. This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating ... More >>
Sunday marked the 11th time Andrist was arrested for DWI. Michael Andrist was pulled over for driving while intoxicated on Sunday, his pickup seen bouncing in and out of the ditch at 70 mph on Highway 52. After struggling to identify where he was or what was going on, Andrist eventually to ... More >>
Nick Ayers as he would like you to see him.It was well known, even before Tim Pawlenty hired him to manage his presidential campaign, that Nick Ayers was pulled over and arrested for DWI in 2006. What hasn't been available for the public to view, until now, is the dash cam video of that arrest. ... More >>
Dave MacLaughlin, from his days in city government.Tim Pawlenty's campaign is hiring drunk drivers so consistently that you have to wonder if it's one of his application criteria. Today, Pawlenty named a number of operatives to his New Hampshire steering committee, including Dave MacLaughlin ... More >>
kennesaw.eduNick Ayers, Pawlenty's new campaign manager.At this point, you've got to wonder if Tim Pawlenty has a thing for guys who drink and drive. Less than a week after his Iowa staffer Ben Foster attempted to break into an unsuspecting Iowa family's home, puked on the lawn, and then pla ... More >>
Mark Buesgens: Part of a booze problem in the Emmer campaign.This is starting to look like a pattern. Following state Rep. Mark Buesgen's arrest Saturday on drunken driving charges, Tom Emmer now has to deal with four separate stories involving members and former members of his campaign, an ... More >>
The acorn doesn't fall from the treeMinnesota's Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer put his family front and center in his first television ad, his 20-year-old son Tripp making the pitch that his father is "always talking about cutting taxes and reforming government." But City Pages has ... More >>
Is Tom Emmer soft on drunken drivers?Tom Emmer's 1981 and 1991 arrests for drunk driving have been back in the spotlight this week after a liberal coalition released an ad this week. The Alliance for a Better Minnesota, which made the advertisement, defended the foray into the GOP gubernatori ... More >>
Is Tom Emmer's drunken driving record a legit political target?Drunken driving arrests in a candidate's past are kind of like a gun on stage in the first act. It's a safe bet that as the story unfolds, the DWIs, like the gun, are going to come into play. And so it goes: A new ad released yest ... More >>
Tom Emmer battles claims about drunken drivingQuick work on the damage control: The morning after lefty non-profit Alliance for a Better Minnesota unveiled a hit job on Tom Emmer's drunken driving and legislative record, Emmer is firing back with its own ad. It denies Emmer sponsored a bill ... More >>
One in seven Minnesotans has a drunk driving conviction. Are we any safer?
Jefferson was suspended for two games, apologized to his teammates and swore he'd never drink and drive again.
Motorists would drive up to a checkpoint and have the option to pull into the right lane for the sobriety test or keep driving in the left lane.
Police across the state will crack down on drunk drivers through December.
When the dispatcher asked if she was following the drunk driver she called to report, she said "I am them." Good enough.
Starting Friday, cops across the state will be cracking down on booze-cruisers.
Baseball is the all-American dad-son sport. Except when dad is driving you home with an alleged blood-alcohol content reading more than 4 times the legal limit.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruling today says that people busted with drunk driving can challenge the breathalyzer result in court.
Langseth will have to fend off the Idol nuts who found out she's spent time in the clink.
State lawmakers consider making it easier for convicted drunk drivers to get back behind the wheel
Think you can get away with drinking and driving? So did I.
Two high-profile convictions rekindle a debate over what to do when drunk drivers kill
A number of Minnesota jurisdictions are experimenting with more aggressive and invasive programs to deal with repeat drunk-driving offenders.