DWI

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…

Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Amish Buggy

The sheriff's office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind.

OTTER TAIL, CO. MINN. (KFGO) – An Otter Tail County, Minnesota man was arrested in connection with a crash involving a buggy Thursday night near New York Mills. The sheriff’s office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind. There were four children on the buggy. One received minor…

Nearly 500 People Arrested For Drunk Driving During Long Holiday Weekend in Minnesota

There were four fatalities on Minnesota roads, three of which were alcohol-related

ST. PAUL, MN — A 37-year-old driver blew a point three-four blood alcohol content after a homeowner reported the driver was in their driveway and flashing the headlights on and off in Deer River, Minnesota. Officers also found an open bottle and a mixed drink in that driver’s vehicle. It was just one of 480 DWI arrests over the 5-day Thanksgiving…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Will Have Extra DWI Patrol Over Holiday Season

2,717 DWI arrests were made in Minnesota during the holiday season last year

MINNESOTA — Before you head out to celebrate the holidays, make sure you don’t drive drunk and turn joy into tragedy. Officers in Minnesota want to remind you to plan for a safe ride home and to have a backup plan as well. If you’re not drinking, offer to be a designated driver. Everyone should buckle up and report any suspected…

Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies are Doing Extra DWI Patrol

There are more alcohol-related crashes at this time of year

MINNESOTA– You may be planning some last minute summer activities, but make sure you’re also thinking about how you’re getting home. You’ll notice more officers on the road over the next few weeks in Minnesota. More than 300 state, county, and local law enforcement agencies will be helping to patrol the roads. “Even though this is something we’re always looking…

Teen Arrested After Boy Was Thrown From UTV Near Dunvilla

17-Year-Old Teen suffered serious head injuries

DUNVILLA, Minn. — A teen driving a UTV was arrested after another teen was hurt in Otter Tail County. The teen made a sudden change in course and caused a 17-year-old boy in the rear cargo area to be thrown after two in the morning on Saturday east of Dunvilla. The boy suffered serious head injuries. He was taken to…

Memorial Day Weekend Crashes Claim Six Lives Across Minnesota

There have been more than ten thousand DWI arrests in 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Six lives were lost in crashes over the Memorial Day weekend across Minnesota. A 27-year-old male was killed in a head-on crash in Scott County. A 19-year-old female passenger died in a distracted driving crash in Dakota County. 45-year-old James Congdon of Plummer was killed in an ATV crash. Three motorcyclists were killed in separate crashes…

Mentor Man Arrested For DWI After Rolling His Vehicle

Wayne Turner And A Passenger Were Treated For non-life threatening injuries

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Mentor, Minnesota man was arrested after rolling his vehicle on Memorial Day near Erskine. Authorities arrested 25-year-old Wayne Turner for DWI and an outstanding warrant. He rolled his vehicle on Campground Road around 1:30 in the morning on Monday. Turner and his passenger were treated for non-life threatening injuries in Fosston before he was arrested….

Boy’s Death Could Lead To Harsher DWI Penalties In Minnesota

8-year-old Alan Geisenkoetter, Jr. Was Killed By A Drunk Snowmobiler

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The penalty for DWI offenses in Minnesota could become stricter after a boy was killed by a drunk snowmobiler. The House transportation committee approved a bill to allow for DWI convictions whether they’re on the road, trails or snow. The bill would limit someone with a DWI issued while operating a car from operating other vehicles….