DWI

Moorhead Man Arrested for DWI after Fleeing Police on Highway 10

39-year-old Seferino Villarreal Jr. was arrested for felony fleeing a police officer and 3rd degree DWI.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for reckless driving and DWI on Thursday morning. The Red River Regional Dispatch Center received reports of a reckless driver traveling eastbound on 90th Avenue North near 70th Street at 3:18 a.m. The driver was said to be swerving and almost driving into the ditch. A Clay County deputy located the…

Man Arrested in Fertile on Suspicion of DWI

Brant was placed under arrest for suspicion of DWI and driving after revocation. There were no injuries.

FERTILE, M.N.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday after he struck a building with his vehicle. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to JT’s Station for a report of a vehicle that had struck the building and drove away. A short time later, they received another call stating the vehicle had returned and struck the building again….

MN 1st, ND 48th in Toughest Drunk Driving Laws & Penalties Study

A study by a Utah–based personal injury law firm ranks Minnesota as having the strictest drunk driving laws in country. Siegfried & Jensen’s study looks at 21 different areas including drunk driving crashes and arrests, jail time, fines and license suspensions. Minnesota ranks well for having high penalties and fines. The State Patrol says the first DWI arrest can cost…

MN State Patrol Increases DWI Enforcement

Labor Day weekend is third worst holiday for drunk drivers

MINNESOTA – Labor Day weekend means the end of summer, barbecues and time with family and friends. But it’s also a red flag for law enforcement. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning people to drive sober or get pulled over. The campaign is pushing to combat drunk driving by implementing more DWI enforcement. 3.8 arrests are made every hour…

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…

Man With 28 DWI’s Sues Minnesota Department of Corrections Over Length of Custody

In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Danny Bettcher of New York Mills says he was kept in custody for several months beyond what's permitted

MOOSE LAKE, Minn. — The most notorious drunken driver in Minnesota history is suing the Department of Corrections. In a federal civil rights lawsuit, Danny Bettcher of New York Mills says he was kept in custody for several months beyond what’s permitted by state law. Bettcher says in court documents that he was not aware of the violation until an…

WE Fest By The Numbers: DWI’s Up, Crashes Way Down

Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Arrests during the annual WE Fest near Detroit Lakes are common, but no crashes are unusual. Minnesota State Patrol says despite the heavy traffic they did not respond to or investigate any crashes. Troopers did stop more than 1,400 vehicles and made 24 DWI arrests. That is up sharply from 11 arrests during last summer’s festival….

Florida Man Arrested After Crashing Into Several Cars And High-Speed Chase On Highway 10

Deputies say 32-year-old Jireh Williams crashed into two vehicles and ran them off of Highway 10 in Hawley

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Sebring, Florida man is behind bars in Clay County after hitting several vehicles and leading authorities on a high-speed chase. Deputies say 32-year-old Jireh Williams crashed into two vehicles and ran them off of Highway 10 in Hawley on Tuesday night around 6:30. They found him heading east and going around 101 miles per hour….

West Fargo Woman Arrested On Suspicion of Drunk Driving After Two-Vehicle Crash

Minnesota state patrol says 21-year-old Mikaela Kujanson pulled in front of an SUV on Highway 59

OTTER TAIL CO., MN — A West Fargo woman was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a two-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County Sunday night. The state patrol says 21-year-old Mikaela Kujanson pulled in front of an SUV on Highway 59 on Fish Lake Road around 9 p.m. Four people in the SUV, all from Detroit Lakes, were taken…

St. Paul Man Said He Was Speeding Because He Had To Go To The Bathroom

30-year-old Daniel Nunez is in the Becker County Jail.

DETROIT LAKES, MN (KFGO) – A St. Paul man faces drug and DWI charges after a traffic stop near Detroit Lakes where he told a state trooper that he was speeding because he had to go to the bathroom. 30-year-old Daniel Nunez is in the Becker County Jail. He was pulled over on Hwy. 59. The trooper says Nunez was…