:::: UPDATE :::: Simpson has been formally charged in connection with his arrest:#Vikings WR Jerome Simpson charged with 2 counts: misdemeanor DWI and refusing blood test -- gross misdemeanor. Minneapolis court date 12/11-- Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) November 13, 2013 Original post (November 11) -- ... More >>
Early Monday morning, a state trooper was pursuing a 1997 Nissan Maxima driven by a suspected drunk driver who had fled a traffic stop when it T-boned a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue at the intersection of Fourth Street SE and Central Avenue. The driver of the Oldsmobile, 20-year-old Brody Sotona, was ki ... More >>
From the can't-make-it-up files:On June 21, Republican North Dakota state Senator Joe Miller was arrested for DWI. (He pleaded guilty to alcohol-related charges last month.) Miller, 30, had open beers in his car and admitted to having about eight brewskis total that night. It was his second drinking ... More >>
A St. Paul couple's honeymoon road trip ended in unspeakable tragedy Saturday afternoon when the bride was killed and her husband was seriously injured by a drunk driver.Leah Fonda and Brian Preiss, both 30, were in the midst of day eight of a honeymoon road trip from Minnesota to Niagara Falls when ... More >>
Sergeant Cory Slifko, a South St. Paul cop who was promoted in January, is on paid leave and facing a host of charges after he allegedly went on an off-duty drunken cruise from Farmington into Rosemount last Tuesday morning.SEE ALSO: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashb ... More >>
Some defense attorneys think a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Wednesday could affect thousands of pending DWI cases here in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Supreme Court rules you can legally drunk-drive Segways The 8-1 ruling held that in most situations, law enforcement officers cannot force a dru ... More >>
-- Original post from morning of February 8; update at bottom --Up until 2005, Michael Brodkorb wouldn't have been doing anything illegal by driving around with a .10 blood-alcohol level in Minnesota. But now, he could face a drunken driving charge in connection with the one-car accident that left h ... More >>
Fred Smoot -- the so-called Captain of the Love Boat (more on that later) -- no longer has to worry about getting torched by NFL receivers. The 33-year-old hasn't played in the NFL since 2009.SEE ALSO: Vikings rumored to be changing uniforms; more than 60 percent in favor [POLL RESULTS] He does, how ... More >>
For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
In the aviation industry, AA usually stands for American Airlines, but today, it also stands for the types of meetings a pilot may soon be attending after he allegedly tried to fly out of MSP while boozed up.SEE ALSO: Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows .284, flips bi ... More >>
Eric Thomes, the man investigators have deemed a "person of interest" in the murder of Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker, has a public Facebook page.SEE ALSO: Eric Thomes killed himself in connection with Officer Decker slaying; murder weapon foundHis likes include "beer," "drinking beer," the V ... More >>
A driver recently spotted swerving his car erratically on Greeley Street in Stillwater wasn't drunk, high, or on bath salts. But he was under the influence -- of Ronald McDonald.SEE ALSO:-- Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer -- Vikings' Jerome Felton, arrested for ... More >>
In July, Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler was arrested for driving while three sheets to the wind -- his blood-alcohol level was 0.234, though he reportedly blew a surgical anesthesia-level 0.336 immediately after being pulled over. A nearly empty bottle of vodka was found in his vehicle.Five we ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Annie Stensrud, KEYC Mankato "drunk broadcast" anchor, sentenced to probation-- KEYC Mankato anchor Annie Stensrud breaks silence on her "drunk broadcast" [VIDEO]One week after being sentenced to probation for third-degree DWI, Annie Stensrud is telling her side of the story.The former M ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Thom Pertler, Carlton County attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunkIn February, Thom Pertler tried to teach while drunk, but made such a mess out of it that he ended up resigning his adjunct gig at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.Pertler, the Carlton County A ... More >>
Yesterday was a rough day for Gerret Parks. About 1 a.m. Sunday, the 39-year-old Bloomington resident was freed from Hennepin County Jail. He spent the weekend locked up after police identified him as the man who allegedly threw a metal vise through a moving car's windshield, leaving an unsuspect ... More >>
In this week's feature, we told the story of Ramsey County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Ruettimann, who committed suicide in early October. Shortly before his death, he asked a friend to pass a package of paperwork to this City Pages reporter. Included in the package was a detailed account of an Interna ... More >>
John Peters: He survived the crash, and an amazing BAC.There's drunk, there's really drunk, and then there's "How are you still alive?" drunk. That's the level John Peters reached, blowing nearly four times over the legal limit when he crashed his car downtown around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. O ... More >>
Steven Mansfield is still looking for that wayward golf ball.As he puttered along the highway in a golf cart, Steven Mansfield must've looked like a late night golfer who'd really, really shanked a drive and was looking for his ball.When State Patrol pulled Mansfield over on the shoulder of Highw ... More >>
More than 4,000 blood alcohol results could be thrown out in court.Questions over a breathalyzer machine's accuracy have put more than 4,000 DWI cases across the state in limbo. On Tuesday, the Minnesota Supreme Court granted defense attorneys' motion to temporarily halt 4,000-plus cases where de ... More >>
Cynthia Mae BearhartSandstone's Cynthia Mae Bearhart caught our attention last week when she was arrested for the 10th time on suspicion of drunken driving. A Wisconsin trooper pulled her over on Highway 77 near Danbury, and she tried to bluff her way out of the field sobriety test by fakin ... More >>
Consider the Everly Brothers, consider the Delmores and of course, the Louvins; it seems near impossible to replicate the hauntingly close vocal harmonies of sibling singing duos. In this respect, and with consideration of their skin-prickling Baptist-influenced songs warning against the si ... More >>
Department of CorrectionsDeborah Lynn Ferrier: the drunk who wouldn't piss.Deborah Lynn Ferrier thought she could beat the system with an iron bladder. The 42-year-old Ferrier had already been busted for drunk driving five times when she was pulled over May 29, 2009 in Eagan. She blew a 0.184 on ... More >>
Tripp Emmer and friends. See the rest of the photos by clicking hereRepublican candidate for governor Tom Emmer admitted today that his son, Tripp, had been cited for underage drinking in July, and "our family is dealing with our son in this matter." City Pages broke the underage drinking c ... More >>
Photo by JacobEnoJohnson scored the state's fastest speeding ticket in July. Not bad for a drunk guy.If you're going to drive a Corvette, you might as well have some fun with it. This is what 40-year-old Michael James Johnson thought last month while cruising down County Road 31 in Wadena. Jo ... More >>
The screw-ups at the Tri-County Regional Forensic Laboratory who inflated the blood-alcohol content in urine samples over the last year got nearly a dozen innocent people charged with drunk driving.The cause of the error wasn't some malfunction in sophisticated equipment or contaminated lab appar ... More >>
The rotten economy may have also played a role by encouraging people to drive less, and more slowly to conserve fuel.
Not that it's ever a good time, but now's an especially bad time to pull back one too many at your local saloon then crawl on to your riding lawn mower to mosey on home.
The arrest was part of a busy few days for the state patrol, as a major snow storm settled over Minnesota.
Grocery shopper warns police as the woman and son leave the store.
Santa and one of his little helpers helped themselves to a little too much Christmas cheer in Sparta, Wis.
His lawyer managed to get the felony count of expelling bodily substances at a public safety worker dismissed in court.
The numbers, which cover 2006-2008, are being used by DPS as a way to figure out where to concentrate stepped-up DWI highway patrols over the holidays.
A 26-year-old Foley woman was arrested Saturday when her SUV crashed into the tractor pulling adults taking a hayride.
If you ever consider taking your motorized La-Z-Boy lounge chair out from a night of drinking, it might just be better to leave it at home.
Check out the the most asinine options for this year's Halloween!
Daniel Samplanski of Milwaukee was charged this week with drunken driving on the type of scooter most often seen carrying really old people or horrifically obese over-eaters at the Minnesota State Fair.
There's really no better way to celebrate your wedding day. Except when you crash, injure your bride, and end up arrested.
Some local cyclists haven't had the greatest rides recently after being attacked and injured by drunk drivers and trouble-making boys.
Two ambulances from Hennepin County Medical Center were involved in collisions with other vehicles within minutes of each other Saturday.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
Former American Idol contestant Jesse Langseth was arrested Friday in south Minneapolis. She had a warrant out for her arrest for driving on a suspended license.
You might just be getting some shut-eye to sober up, but the cops don't care.
Casual robbers, Facebook blackmailers, pet killers, lesbian beaters, and a religious leader accused of hiding a corpse on a toilet. Can Minnesota top that? Never.