Drunk Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run was Traveling at a High Speed

Austin Conley was hit by a Chevy Lumina twice with the first impact knocking him out of his shoes and into the air. The second impact occurred when he came back down and the car hit him again to then drag him down a street in Minneapolis. Conley, 20, was struck on October 27th at… Read more »

Increase in University of Minnesota DUIs

DUIs are on the rise at the University of Minnesota after being on the decrease for a number of years. However, University police say it is not necessarily due to an increase in drunken driving. What they say it means is that they are starting to catch drunk drivers more often. From 2002 to 2006,… Read more »

Minnesota A Model In ND DUI Reform

Minnesota is one of the states being used as a model for possible reform of North Dakota’s DUI law. Here’s a story for you: In 1980 on prom night in Fargo, Leah Eisenhardt, 15, and her friends weren’t able to go because they were too young. Instead, they went to Dairy Queen before heading home… Read more »

Statewide Campaign Nets 1,842 DWI Arrests

The statewide “Drive Sober or Get pulled Over” DWI campaign that spanned from August 17th until September 3rd netted a total of 1,842 DWI arrests, according to preliminary reports gathered by the DPS Office of Traffic Safety from over 300 agencies. This is an increase from a similar campaign that was conducted in 2011 that… Read more »

Drunken Driving Deaths in Minnesota on the Decrease

Statistics released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office are showing that drunken-driving deaths in Minnesota were down 40% between 2002 and 2011. While this is great news, there is still a lot of work to be done in order to save more lives. This figure is a part of the agency’s Traffic Office’s… Read more »

Knicks’ Jason Kidd Arrested After Drunk Driving Accident

As evidenced by the recent story of Randy Travis being arrested after being found intoxicated while lying naked in the street, celebrities, sports stars, and many others in the public eye are not immune to the consequences of their actions when it comes to being intoxicated. Jason Kidd, 39, of the New York Knicks, was… Read more »

Repeat DWI Offender Flees after Taunting Police

A repeat DWI offender known for his “Catch Me If You Can” antics is facing criminal charges after being pulled over due to a canceled license. During this stop, it was discovered that the man was drunk and so he proceeded to tell the police officer to “catch me if you can” and then drove… Read more »

Vikes’ Felton DWI Arrest: New Details Released

When fullback Jerome Felton was found having difficulty maintaining his balance, staggering everywhere due to the consumption of alcohol, he was arrested for DWI in a drive-thru. This is according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office. Authorities received a call regarding an intoxicated driver in the drive-thru lane of the Prairie Center Drive McDonald’s in… Read more »

West Fargo Man Arrested on 14th DUI

Kevin Tegtmeier, 60, from West Fargo was arrested on his 14th DUI on July 16, 2012. The police report states that Tegtmeier failed to stop after a police officer signaled him on the 100 block of Fairgrounds Road after noticing the fictitious license plates on Tegtmeier’s car. The officer stated in his report that he… Read more »

The Politics of DWI/DUI – Introduction

Nobody supports drunk driving and the tragedy that can occur when people drink and drive. Everyone agrees that the prevention of drunk driving is a worthwhile goal and encouraging people to make other arrangements makes sense. While drunk driving deaths and injuries are on the decline, we can always strive to do better. However, it’s… Read more »