DWI

Domestic Assault Suspect Arrested After Chase

27-year-old Aaron Jagol of Fertile arrested

FERTILE, Minn. — A suspect in a domestic assault led authorities on a high speed chase that reached 100 miles per hour. Polk County deputies tried to stop 27-year-old Aaron Jagol of Fertile early Tuesday morning. The pursuit lasted about 8 miles but was ended due to fog and icy roads. Jagol was soon found stuck in a ditch in…

School Bus Driver Arrested For Driving Drunk On The Job

Sauk Centre School District Received Several Complaint Calls

SAUK CENTRE, Minn. — A Sauk Centre school bus driver was arrested for driving his route while drunk. Authorities say 63-year-old Thomas Bromen was arrested Monday after the school district received several complaint calls. School officials told police one of their drivers was apparently drunk and driving a bus with about 40 to 50 children on board. The superintendent says…

New York Mills Man Headed Back To Prison After Conviction For 28th DWI

Danny Bettcher Was Arrested In September After Going 10 Miles Per Hour Along Highway 10

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A judge has sentenced a New York Mills man to four-and-a-half years in prison for his 28th DWI conviction. 64-year-old Danny Bettcher was arrested in September after an off-duty Otter Tail County deputy saw him leave the New York Mills VFW and drive off. Bettcher was going 10 miles per hour and swerving on Highway…

Minnesota Authorities Make More than 2,500 DWI Arrests During Holiday Season

Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016

  MINNESOTA — Extra enforcement on Minnesota’s highways and interstates resulted in 26-hundred DWI arrests during the holidays. The extra enforcement lasted from November 22 through December 31. Officers made 200 more DWI arrests than they did during the same period in 2016. Of the more unusual cases, Fairmount Police arrested a woman for DWI on Christmas Eve and again…

Suspected Drunk Driver Takes Children on High Speed Police Pursuit

Spike strips were used to stop the vehicle near Barnesville

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase with his children in the vehicle. A caller reported a vehicle swerving on I-94 near Rothsay around 5:30 last night. Wilkin County deputies attempted to pull 27-year-old Andrew Davidson over but he fled and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour….

Man Arrested After Crash in Moorhead

Berghorst was trapped in the vehicle when emergency crews arrived on scene

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead Police arrest a man after responding to a rollover in a south Moorhead neighborhood. Authorities say 32-year-old Corey Berghorst of Moorhead was driving in the 3300 block of Village Green Drive around 11 o’clock Sunday night when he struck a tree and rolled his vehicle. One caller reported the vehicle was on fire. Berghorst was trapped…

Moorhead Police: Stoned Suspects, Angry Over Pizza, Go on Mini Crime Spree

Police say 22-year-old Nathan Smith and 28-year-old Ezekiel Linder kicked out the glass door at Pizza Patrol after they couldn't decide what to order

1/2 Nathan Smith Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Ezekiel Linder Show Caption Hide Caption MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two men are accused of being too stoned to order pizza and going on a mini crime spree Tuesday in Moorhead. Police say 22-year-old Nathan Smith and 28-year-old Ezekiel Linder kicked out the glass door at Pizza Patrol after they couldn’t decide what…

Minnesota Woman, Convicted of DWI Due to Huffing, Has Conviction Overturned

DFE, the chemical found in cans of Dust-Off, was found in Chantel Carson's system

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Supreme Court has reversed the impaired driving convictions of a woman who was found slumped over in her car on three occasions after inhaling compressed air. DFE, the chemical found in cans of Dust-Off, was found in Chantel Carson’s system. But the Supreme Court overturned her convictions because DFE is not listed as a…

High-Speed Chase Ends With Arrest in Crookston

Woman Behind The Wheel Was From North Dakota

POLK COUNTY, Minn. — A Burlington, North Dakota woman was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Crookston. A Minnesota State Trooper used spike strips to stop the vehicle being driven by 33-year-old Jeannie Wright on Saturday. A Polk County deputy had tried to pull Wright over earlier in Lowell Township. She took off at speeds up to 99…

Minnesota Man Arrested for 28th DWI

An off-duty deputy saw Bettcher drinking at the VFW before getting into his car

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. — The man with the record for the most DWI convictions in Minnesota has been arrested again. It is the 28th DWI arrest for 64-year-old Danny Bettcher of rural New York Mills. An off-duty deputy saw Bettcher drinking at the VFW before getting into his car. Another officer followed Bettcher on Highway 10 where he was…