DWI

Cass County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for DWI

Alisha Ettesvold has been placed on paid administrative leave

BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. — A Cass County Sheriff’s deputy is arrested for DWI in Breckenridge. A spokesman says Deputy Alisha Ettesvold was arrested by Breckenridge Police shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday. She started working for the sheriff’s office in May as a non-licensed correctional deputy in the Cass County Jail. Ettesvold has been placed on paid administrative leave while an…

Early morning crash leads to DWI arrest of Fargo woman

No one was injured during the crash.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A Fargo woman was arrested Tuesday morning for DWI after crashing her vehicle. The Moorhead Police Department responded to the 1000 block of 40th Avenue South at approximately 2:20 a.m. and found a vehicle crashed in the ditch. A witness told police the vehicle was driving on the sidewalk before going in the ditch. The driver initially left the…

Man Suspected of DWI Arrested in Polk County after Crash

The man was traveling on County Road 113 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole.

MENTOR, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on suspicion of DWI in Mentor shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The 36-year-old man was traveling on County Road 113 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole. The man was transported to a hospital in Crookston where he was treated for non-life threatening injures.   Categories:…

Polk County Sheriff Investigating How Man Died in Police Custody

An autopsy is scheduled.

CROOKSTON, Minn.–The Polk County Sheriff’s Office and Crookston Police are investigating how a man died while in police custody on Wednesday. Sixty-one-year-old Larry Monson, of Climax, was arrested for DWI and brought to the Northwest Regional Correctional Center in Crookston. While in police custody, Monson had a medical emergency. Lifesaving efforts were performed and Monson was transported to Riverview Health…

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…