The Michelle MacDonald story just keeps getting weirder and weirder.MacDonald, a Twin Cities family law attorney, recently won the MNGOP's endorsement for a Minnesota Supreme Court seat even though she faces a criminal trial this fall stemming from an April 5, 2013 DUI arrest.See also:Michelle MacDo ... More >>
Around 2 a.m. on October 27, 2012, Paul Bueltel and a friend were sitting in Bueltel's father's vehicle on the side of a road in Coates consulting a GPS system when a car pulled up behind them.Unsure who was in the car, Bueltel began pulling away. But then the vehicle turned on its em ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Michelle MacDonald, a family law attorney with three Twin Cities offices, won the Minnesota Republican Party's endorsement to run for the Supreme Court against incumbent Justice David Lillehaug.Now she's in the news for very different reasons -- it just came to light she faces a crimi ... More >>
Sure, it's not quite on the level of the Vikings All-Arrested team we wrote about a few years ago, but following Dante Cunningham's arrests (the plural is not a typo), the Minnesota Timberwolves can now go eight deep with a squad made up exclusively of players who landed in the crime blotter while p ... More >>
Some thieves target diamonds. Others favor expensive paintings. And then there's Leonard Keith Houle of Forest Lake, who broke into his ex-wife's home and went straight for the cheese -- literally. The intoxicated 56-year-old was caught stealing a block of Kraft cheese from his ex-wife's refrigerat ... More >>
This afternoon, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that John Iverson has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Marcus Nalls, a 26-year-old who was hit and killed while biking on Monday night."He was clearly intoxicated, and he ran up and killed a bicyclist," Free ... More >>
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety considers July 4 the deadliest day of the year. And with good reason: Over the past five years, 19 have died on the roads on Independence Day.Alcohol is the clear culprit of the holiday danger. See Also: - Thanksgiving weekend brings more than 100 DWIs, 50 ... More >>
It now appears that Eric Thomes was the true killer of Officer Tom Decker, and that the shooting was part of a suicidal spiral that found him accruing four arrests for DWI in the previous year.SEE ALSO: Eric Thomes Facebook page: Profile of the "person of interest" in Officer Decker's murderYou can ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Justin Clark of Iowa had a BAL of 0.627, nearly eight times the legal limitOn Tuesday, we told you about Justin Clark, the 24-year-old Iowan who was arrested for DUI with a unbe-freakin-lievable blood-alcohol level of 0.627.Clark was treated for drunkeness at a local hospital, but somehow ... More >>
See also:Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows 2.84, flips bird during mugAn Adams, Minnesota man tossed a burrito at a woman Tuesday night and was charged with gross misdemeanor domestic assault in Mower County District Court, according to the Albert Lea Tribune.Adams ... More >>
See Also: Meet Petey P. Cup North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails Meet Urinal Cake Man, the super hero who lives in public bathrooms, and possesses the ability to tell how much you've been drinking by tasting your urine. This, friends, is law enforcement's secret weapon in ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Annie Stensrud, KEYC Mankato "drunk broadcast" anchor, charged with DWI-- KEYC Mankato anchor Annie Stensrud arrested for DWI-- KEYC Mankato anchor Annie Stensrud breaks silence on her "drunk broadcast" [VIDEO]It was a rough winter for Annie Stensrud, the 28-year-old former TV news ... More >>
According to Edina police, Samuel Waters, 22, went on a burrito- and booze-fueled drunk-driving misadventure on June 27 that involved a hit-and-run and a full-blown fiasco in the police department's jail cell.At just before 9 p.m. that night, police received a report of someone driving over curbs an ... More >>
And we think Minnesota's politics are bitter...Randy Hopper, a former GOP state senator in Wisconsin from Fond du Lac, testified yesterday that he believes his October 2011 drunk driving arrest was a result of his support for Governor Scott Walker's effort to eliminate collective bargaining for p ... More >>
Did you know Minnesota legislators have immunity from drunk driving arrests while the Legislature is in session?It's true. Article IV, Section 10 of the state constitution says, "members of each house in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace, shall be privileged from arrest dur ... More >>
Knuuttila was already scheduled for a trial this fall for another durnk driving arrest.Someone get this guy a personal breathalyzer. James Knuuttila, a 62-year-old Wisconsin man, was arrested last week on suspicion of -- among other things -- drunk driving. This is the 10th time Knuuttila ha ... More >>
One of these guys is running for president, and the other three are drunk drivers who are trying to help him.Tim Pawlenty is so desperate to be interesting he's turning his campaign into a deleted scene from Beer League.Today, T-Paw flailed at Obama on Twitter, making an unfunny joke about Barack ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty is sounding less like the next leader of the free world and more like a unemployed schlub in his new interview with Time Magazine.In a curious passage, the former governor of Minnesota is asked why he's running for president, and he says, "I don't know."Uh, that's not a good start .. ... More >>
Either the party went on too long, or it was just getting started, but either way an AirTran Airways pilot was arrested at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday for allegedly hitting the sauce before going to work. So the party's over. After TSA officer smelled alcohol on the pilot's breath, MSP police nabb ... More >>
A parting of the ways for Ben Foster and Tim Pawlenty.Benjamin Limbaugh Foster, we hardly knew ye. It was just two weeks ago that the Pawlenty staffer got himself arrested attempting to break into a home in Iowa after apparently getting lost while drunkenly driving himself home. The Pawlenty ca ... More >>
Buesgens in his September mug shot.Rep. Mark Buesgens is already on probation for a drunken driving conviction last year that embarrassed Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign, and led to Buesgens giving up a House leadership role. Now he's been pulled over again. Buesgens was stopped on Wedn ... More >>
Burnett County Sheriff's DepartmentCynthia Bearheart hits double digits on her DWIs. No celebrations are planned.Wisconsin has been taking some grief in the past few months for having the highest drunk driving rate in the nation -- nearly 24 percent. But at least part of Wisconsin's problem ... More >>
Buesgens's probation should wrap up in time for reelection.A judge sentenced Minnesota Rep. Mark Buesgens to 60 hours of community service today for his September DWI charge. Buesgens will also serve two years of probation, meaning he'll be free and clear at about the same time his next leg ... More >>
Rep. Mark Buesgens has had a week full of ups and downs.When State Rep. Mark Buesgens drove into a ditch and was captured on a police dash-cam spectacularly failing a field sobriety test in September, it seemed like consequences might never be the same. After all, Buesgens was listed as the chair ... More >>
Drivers so drunk you'll freak.Ostensibly pissed he had to work on a Saturday night, Justin David Peterson decided to get piss-drunk during his shift at a Winona sandwich shop. The only problem with his plan: he was supposed to be making the delivery runs.
Mark Buesgens: Out of the ditch and into trouble.Republican state Rep. Mark Buesgens tried to drive his car out of a ditch Saturday night and steered right into a pile of trouble, both for himself and Tom Emmer's campaign for governor. A Wright County deputy said a field sobriety test showed ... 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"This is a letter I wish I did not have to write," began the April 20 message from Sandra Berg that made the news media rounds yesterday. "However, my sense of duty as a state convention delegate and my family's personal story compel me to do so." What followed was an account of the ... More >>
How's this for irony: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is trumpeting 172 DWI arrests in March during a statewide crackdown on drunken driving. Meanwhile, off-duty Minnesota State Trooper Scott Urdahl just got arrested for driving while impaired after a two-car crash Tuesday night in ... More >>
It's official: You really can get a DWI if police find you drunk in your car with no evidence you ever drove the car while intoxicated.
With his skill at dodging punishment, it's too bad he isn't better at dodging the shoulder of the road.
Things get out of hand after a La Crosse man is taken in for a blood alcohol test.
What loved one wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a gift?
It's one thing to go out for a drunken joy cruise alone if you are a boozed-up idiot, but offering a 7-year-old a sweet ride on top of your car is probably an epic fail in anyone's book.
Lisa White, 51, of St. Croix Falls, just pleaded guilty to her 13th -- that's right, 13th -- drunken driving charge.
One Wisconsin lawmaker is having trouble staying at home when he is under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Police say they busted a man and his girlfriend Sunday in Minneapolis driving drunk. When they found the car, they discovered seven children in the backseat all unbuckled.
A Wisconsin woman faces homicide charges after she allegedly ran over a man lying in the road while she was driving drunk. Only in Wisconsin, folks.
A 2-year-old boy seriously injured in a Memorial Day weekend car crash died this morning from injuries sustained in the drunk-driving accident. He is now the fifth person, including his mother, to die in that crash and the 13th death on Minnesota roads that weekend.
Willmar police say a drunk mom took such a sharp turn in a cul-de-sac at a trailer park that the car's back door swung open and her iinfant fell out into the street after not being strapped in. Then she took off.
We don't know how many times we can say "Only in Wisconsin", but this punishment seems a little... well, Wisconsin-like.
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The defendant kept falling and using her vehicle to keep herself upright...On two occasions, the defendant used Trooper Miles to ... More >>
A Minneapolis cop was arrested on DWI charges earlier this week after a motorist called police to report a car swerving erratically. The kicker: two kids were in the car with the shitfaced officer.
On January 14 at 3:34 a.m., Richfield police officer Robert Schletty was parked at the intersection of 67th Street and Portland Avenue South when he observed a 1995 Ford Escort pull into the lot. The driver, Andrew James Cole, proceeded to exit the vehicle and wave at the officer.
At approximately 6:46 p.m. on July 10th, South St. Paul Police received a call reporting that a visibly intoxicated gentleman was about to climb into a maroon sedan outside Big John's Bar on Southview Boulevard. A few moments later, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint, the driver, subseq ... More >>