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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MN State Supreme Court Strikes Down Warrantless Urine Tests

Refusing to submit to a warrantless urine test is no longer a crime, the Minnesota State Supreme Court ruled in October, providing further clarity to the current status of the state’s heavily debated implied consent law. Instead, officers who want to conduct a urine test on a person suspected of DWI will now be required […]

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Minnesota Steps Up Enforcement, Makes 1,351 DWI-related Arrests Over 18 Days

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has revealed that it made 1,351 DWI-related arrests between August 19th and September 5th, during an end-of-summer extra enforcement initiative. The campaign included 300 different law enforcement agencies across the state – with most of the arrests occurring in the Twin Cities area. However, other top locations around the […]

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