DWI

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….

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…