Out in Full Force During Thanksgiving, MN State Patrol Makes 490 DWI Arrests

This year’s Thanksgiving holiday in Minnesota was certainly no time for law enforcement to rest, as they nabbed 490 Minnesotans on the suspicion of driving drunk. The Minnesota State Patrol revealed the number in a social media post. According to the state, typical Wednesdays average around 47 DWI arrests. However, on this year’s Wednesday preceding […]

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Woman Who Inhaled Chemical Has DWI Convictions Overturned by MN Supreme Court

A Minnesota woman can rest easy after the state’s supreme court recently reversed her convictions finding that she had driven while impaired. According to a report from CBS Minnesota, the woman had been found slumped over in her car on several occasions after inhaling a canned chemical known as difluoroethane (DFE). She was charged and […]

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MI State Supreme Court: Driving On Private Property Is DWI-Worthy

Driving a vehicle while intoxicated on private property is indeed a violation of Michigan DWI law, the state’s supreme court ruled in July. The case stems from the March 2014 arrest of a Michigan man from Northville. Cops were alerted to the scene following a noise complaint. When authorities arrived, they noticed the resident beginning […]

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Minnesota Man Arrested for Tenth DWI in Wisconsin on July 4

The days surrounding the July 4th holiday are usually a time for increased DWI enforcement on the roadways in most states. In Wisconsin in particular, police caught a Minnesota man suspected of driving drunk, yet the arrest was quite extraordinary: It represented the tenth time 57-year old Lawrence LaPole had been arrested for the suspected […]

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Vikings Receiver Floyd Violates Terms of House Arrest After 2016 DUI

When Michael Floyd signed with the Minnesota Vikings in May, it represented a homecoming for the St. Paul native. Over the last five years in the NFL, the speedy wide receiver has recorded over 3,700 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns – an impressive feat that signals Floyd could significantly contribute to the Viking’s pass offense […]

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Funding for Minnesota DWI Courts at Risk In State Budget Proposals

Minnesota DWI courts across the state are at risk for funding cuts in budget proposals currently being considered by state lawmakers. Governor Mark Dayton and the legislature have been at odds on agreeing to a budget that would fund the state’s government. Meanwhile, Dayton has threatened to veto a number of measures. In the latest […]

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Dayton Signs Bill Updating MN Vehicle Forfeiture Laws for DWI

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has signed into law a new bill limiting the government’s ability to seize automobiles in DWI cases. Representative Marion O’Neill of Maple Lake authored the legislation covering MN vehicle forfeiture laws after seeing the need to prevent innocent people from having their vehicles taken away. Under how state law was previously, […]

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Drunk Driver Attempts Escape from Chisago Authorities on Frozen Lake

A daring DWI escape on a frozen lake probably isn’t your typical scene for a car chase, but that’s exactly what happened in Chisago County, Minnesota in February. Sheriff deputies were first alerted to the presence of the driver by other citizens, who noted the person also had children in their vehicle, according to a […]

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DWI Q&A: How to Get a Limited License in Minnesota After DWI

Without a doubt, being charged with DWI in Minnesota has the potential to have a profound impact on your daily routine. By knowing the ins and outs of the system, however, you can proceed with as little impact as possible. How to Get a Limited License in Minnesota One of the most problematic consequences of […]

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