speeding

South Dakota Attorney General got speeding ticket days before crash trial

Jason RavnsborgSIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s attorney general was ticketed for going 57 in a 35 mph zone just days before he faced trial on traffic charges in a fatal car crash last year. Jason Ravnsborg, the state’s top law enforcement officer, received a ticket late Sunday in Hughes County, where he lives. He was charged with a second-degree…

Number of speeders who exceed 100 mph doubled in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota State Patrol says there was “an alarming increase” in the number of drivers going 100 mph or more in 2020. Last year, state troopers wrote 1,068 citations to drivers traveling more than 100 mph.  That compares to 533 in citations in 2019, a 100% increase. The top speed was 153 mph for a citation…

Pregnant Woman Killed, 3 Injured in Minneapolis Crash

Police say drug use and speed are possible factors in the crash.

MINNEAPOLIS–Police say a pregnant woman was killed and three others were injured when a speeding vehicle hit a minivan and several other vehicles in Minneapolis. Authorities say police and fire department personnel worked for nearly an hour to extricate the woman, who was eight months pregnant, from the minivan Thursday about 11 p.m. Police say she and her unborn child…

Man Arrested for DWI After Speeding Past Clay County Investigator

The driver admitted to passing the investigator at 130 miles per hour.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A man was arrested after speeding past a Clay County investigator on his way to work. The investigator was traveling to work on County Road 18 just west of Highway 19 when the driver of a black Ford Mustang passed him at a very high rate of speed. The investigator, who was in his squad car, had difficulty catching…

Traffic Deaths Up 6% in 2018

The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State officials say traffic deaths in Minnesota increased 6% last year. The Department of Public Safety says 381 people died in crashes in 2018 with speed being the main factor in about a third of the fatalities. The agency’s Office of Traffic Safety says failing to wear seat belts resulted in 96 deaths, while 84 deaths were tied…

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….

Driver Facing DUI, Other Charges After Reaching Nearly 100 Near Casselton

It happened on I-94

  CASSELTON, N.D. — A driver is facing multiple charges, including a DUI, after reaching nearly 100 miles an hour in a pursuit and crash on I-94 in Casselton. Cass County deputies responded to a report of an erratic driver shortly after 4 a.m. Saturday who was swerving from fog line to fog line. Authorities say within five minutes, the vehicle…

West Fargo Officer Injured During Traffic Stop

Police say the driver, Mario Palacios II, ran from a traffic stop in the 2600 Block of Sheyenne Street at around 10:30

WEST FARGO, N.D.  — A West Fargo police officer was hurt during a chase and struggle with a speeding suspect. Officers stopped Mario Palacios II for speeding in a construction zone on Sheyenne Street around 10:20 this morning. When they tried to arrest him for driving with a suspended license he fled on foot. During the chase and struggle, one…

Excuse For Speeding: “Trying to make it to Taco Bell before it closed”

Minnesota statewide crackdown on speeding and unsafe driving between July 6 and 22

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A driver “trying to make it to Taco Bell before it closed” is among the thousands of motorists cited for speeding in Minnesota last month. That driver was caught going 99 miles per hour in a 65. Another person told authorities they had “just picked up a glass cake pan from a friend, excited to get…