DRUNK DRIVING

Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Police Squad Car

One person involved was taken to a hospital for their injuries.

LINCOLN, N.D.–Burleigh County sheriff’s officials have arrested a man for drunk driving after he rear-ended a police squad car. Authorities say a Lincoln police officer was completing a traffic stop about 11 p.m. Thursday when the patrol car was struck by a pickup truck. The 27-year-old driver then struck the vehicle which the officer had pulled over. The 29-year-old driver…

Families Impacted by Drunk Driver Awarded Over One Billion Dollars

Jason Morsette, is serving 25-years in prison for the accident.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A jury has awarded the families impacted by a drunk driving incident in 2015 $1,157,000,000 in past, future and non-economic punitive damages. The incident resulted in the deaths of Abby Renschler and Taylor Goven and left Shayna Monson critically injured. The amounts awarded to Renschler and Goven are to be provided to their families. The defendant, Jason Morsette, is…

Minnesota State Patrol: Halloween Worst Holiday for Drunk Driving Arrests

An average of four people are arrested per hour.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Over the past several years in Minnesota, Halloween has been the worst holiday period for drunk drivers–with an average of four people arrested per hour. State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank says past history has shown that Halloween is a day when people make a bad decision and drink and drive, something that can cause death or serious injuries….

Driver Charged with DUI after Striking Cars at Auto Dealership

Some of the vehicles were heavily damaged.

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption FARGO, N.D.–A drunk driver was arrested after striking cars in the parking lot of a used auto dealership at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Sunday. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Main Avenue for a report of a vehicle hitting multiple cars in the parking lot of Altimate Auto Sales….

Officers to Work Extra DWI Enforcement Shifts

Drunk-driving related crashes contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018.

St. Paul, MN–Officers, deputies and troopers from more than 300 agencies will be working extra DWI enforcement shifts starting August 16 and running through September 2. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported a significant increase in drunk-driving related crashes that contributed to 84 deaths in Minnesota in 2018, the most since 2015. DPS also reported that nearly 27,000 drivers were…

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Concludes With Slight Increase In Attendance

Two motorcyclists died during the event

STURGIS, S.D. — Western South Dakota’s famed motorcycle rally in Sturgis is likely seeing a small uptick in attendance this year. This year’s 10-day motorcycle rally just wrapped up. Figures released by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety show a slight overall increase in vehicles entering Sturgis through midweek. Drunk driving, drug, traffic and other arrests point to increased…

Father Expected In Court To Face Homicide Charges

Their father, 31-year-old Christopher Devine, was placed under arrest for DUI

FARGO, ND – 31-year-old Christopher Devine is expected in court this afternoon to be formally charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and two counts of criminal vehicular injury in a drunk driving crash involving his two sons on Saturday March 23rd. The Cass County State’s Attorney’s Office says a blood test shows Devine’s blood alcohol content was 0.267…