MAJOR NEW DWI LAWS TAKING EFFECT ON AUGUST 1, 2018: “Little Alan’s Law”


Thousands of Minnesotans enjoy snowmobiling, ATV riding, and boating throughout the year, but a sweeping change in Minnesota’s DWI laws this year will cause DWI offenders in a regular motor vehicle to lose operating privileges for those recreational modes of transportation.  Conversely, all DWI offenders on boats, snowmobiles, and ATV’s will now lose their regular… Read more »



Driving While Impaired With A Child In The Vehicle


Taking a risk while driving impaired always has serious consequences, but driving while impaired with children in your vehicle makes the penalties even worse for obvious reasons. In Minnesota, having a minor under the age of 16 in your vehicle during a DWI is an “aggravating factor” that will increase the degree of the DWI… Read more »



Child’s Death Could Bring Law Change for Snowmobiles


The death of an 8-year-old boy who was struck by a snowmobile has spurred Minnesota legislators to advance a bill that would make drunk driving a similarly punished offense no matter the vehicle being operated according to ABC Eyewitness News. Alan Geisenkoetter, Jr. suffered severe brain damage and died in January after he was struck… Read more »



5 Ways to Avoid a DUI This St Patrick’ Day


For many Americans March 17th means party time as over 33 million people celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a pint of Guinness or maybe something stronger. St Patrick’s Day is now the fourth most popular drinking holiday in the US, behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and Independence Day, with the festivities seemingly getting more popular… Read more »



Rise in Minnesota New Year’s Eve DWI arrests


117 people were arrested for DWI offenses on New Year’s Eve alone, according to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, a rise in recent years. The arrests occurred between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday as police officers were no doubt on the lookout for revelers who had not heeded warnings about drinking and… Read more »



5 Ways to Avoid a DUI on Super Bowl Weekend


As fans across Minnesota look forward to the “Greatest Show on Earth” rocking up in the form of Super Bowl LII thoughts will no doubt turn to parties and, of course, tailgating. With this year’s NFL showpiece being held at the U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, it’s more than likely that thousands of people from… Read more »



Can you get a DUI on your own driveway?


Most of us associate a DUI with being pulled over on a highway, a main street or even a Police checkpoint; but it’s actually possible to be charged with driving under the influence without even leaving the confines of your home. While it may not make sense to most people, the truth is that it… Read more »



Extra Police Patrols Expected for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


It’s one of the most travelled holidays of the year as people across Minnesota hit the roads to spend time with family and friends and as a result, local law enforcement and state troopers statewide can be expected to be out in full force throughout the weekend. In recent years Thanksgiving weekend has surpassed St…. Read more »



Can I get a DUI for Operating a Drone


With any new advancement in technology, it not only brings with it a raft of anticipation and excitement but also throw up quite a few questions regarding how and when they can be used – and drones are no different. Drones are used for both recreational and business purposes including; aerial photography, research, search-and-rescue, building inspections, construction surveys… Read more »