ALCOHOL

One Moorhead Man Killed, One Hurt In Single Vehicle Crash In Otter Tail County

The patrol says alcohol was a factor in the crash

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — We now know the names of two young Moorhead men involved in a deadly single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon in New York Mills. The state patrol says 21-year-old Daniel Carlson lost control of his vehicle near Broadway Road, entered the median and rolled several times before coming to rest on Highway 10. His passenger, 21-year-old…

Mahnomen Man Speaks Out About Claims Of Discrimination Against Amtrak

He claims he was removed from an Amtrak train by police after he says he wanted to move to another seat to get away from a passenger who smelled of alcohol.

MAHNOMEN, Minn. –“I use to enjoy the train but now I don’t see myself ever riding the train because of this. You never know. You could be in the middle of Montana and they feel as though they gonna kick you off and then they kick you off. How are you going to get home,” Xavier Edison said. New video…

Minnesota DNR Talks Boat Safety Ahead Of Fourth Of July

They want to make sure everyone who is behind the wheel is sober.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – As Detroit Lakes gets ready to celebrate Independence day, the DNR is putting a big priority on alcohol and boat safety. “It’s called operation dry water and it’s actually a year-long program, but this weekend, it’s kind of their weekend to do a big emphasis on getting counties and our agencies and other agencies out in…

Fargo City Commission Temporarily Approves To-Go, Delivery & Curbside Liquor Sale

FARGO, N.D.–The Fargo City Commission has approved the curbside, to-go, and delivery of alcohol within Fargo city limits for the next 30 days. Open container and proof of age laws remain in affect, and businesses will continue to be held to a high standard of conduct pertaining responsible service. Fargo Commissioner Tony Grindberg said, “It is crucial we find creative…

Lake Bronson Man Dies In Crash Near Thief River Falls

58-year-old Gary Austad's SUV rolled into a ditch after the crash on Pennington County Road 22

THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN –A Lake Bronson, Minnesota man dies after running a stop sign and hitting a vehicle near Thief River Falls, Minnesota. 58-year-old Gary Austad’s SUV rolled into a ditch after the crash on Pennington County Road 22 after 11 o’clock Saturday night. He was not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities say there was evidence that Austad had been…

Man Who Died In Fargo Storage Unit This Summer Likely Impaired

Jonathan Liles was apparently living in the unit when an open flame set paper on fire

FARGO, N.D. — A man who died in a storage unit fire this past summer was asleep and likely impaired by drugs or alcohol. A just released incident report says firefighters arrived at the north Fargo unit and were only able to raise the door about a foot. They moved several bikes inside and found the body of 58-year-old Jonathan…

Delta Pilot Arrested at MSP Airport for Intoxication

The pilot was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning.

MINNEAPOLIS – A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of drinking before his flight at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been arrested. A report by airport police says the pilot had an “alcoholic container” in his possession and was suspected of being impaired. He was scheduled to fly to San Diego, California Tuesday morning. The pilot, who lives in Rosemount, was…

Fargo Man Charged with DUI After I-29 Crash

Police say 23-year-old Brady Fritzler, of Fargo, was driving on I-29 when he rear-ended a truck

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota Highway Patrol says alcohol played a role in a south Fargo rollover early Saturday morning. Police say 23-year-old Brady Fritzler, of Fargo, was driving on I-29 when he rear-ended a truck driven by 29-year-old Patrick Hestbeck, of Sabin. Fritzler’s vehicle struck the median, rolled and landed on the roof. He was taken to Essentia with…

Crookston Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Ends After Crashing Into A Tree

Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour

CROOKSTON, MN — A high speed chase begins near Crookston after police say the driver blows through a stop sign. It started around 2 this morning on Polk County Road 61. Authorities say 29-year-old Jose Trevino of Crookston hit speeds of 100 miles per hour. He eventually lost control and crashed into a tree. Trevino and a passenger, 27-year-old Jennifer Gutierrez,…

Proposed Law Would Track Fargo Businesses Overserving Alcohol

"Place of Last Drink" would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they last drank

FARGO, N.D. — City leaders are looking at tracking businesses that overserve alcohol. A proposal called place of last drink, or POLD, would have officers ask people at the point of arrest where they had their last drink. “Occasionally they do get somebody that does lie about where they had their last drink, again you’re looking at a big pattern…