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Woman sentenced for murder in husband’s overdose

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

STILLWATER — A Minnesota woman faces six years in prison for providing a lethal dose of methadone to her husband after he drank a dozen beers.

Jennifer Marie Johnson, 44, was sentenced Thursday to 74 months in prison in connection with the overd…continue reading on dglobe.com

WHS focuses on distracted driving

April 8, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Seniors and juniors at Worthington High School (WHS) experienced the effects of texting while driving and drunk driving Monday through an Arrive Alive simulator. Continue Reading

The Byrd’s Nest: Are we really too drunk to jail?

March 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Earlier this week while watching my 10-month-old son playing with his toys on our living room floor, I tried to imagine what life would be like if he were suddenly gone. I imagined waking up in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors and nurses doing their best to tell me that my car had been struck by a drunk driver and the baby didn’t make it. Continue Reading

Drunk male takes shelter in Sibley, Iowa store

January 22, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa An intoxicated male seeking shelter from the cold caused some damage to a Sibley grocery store early Tuesday morning.
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Republican bill imposes 4 days in jail for first DUI

December 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WEST FARGO The governor supports a stricter drunken driving law. The attorney general does too. And the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Kim Koppelman of West Fargo, plans to introduce the bill that would make North Dakota the 16th state to impose mandatory jail time on first-time DUI offenders. Continue Reading

Minnesota man free again after 27 drunken driving convictions

October 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK MILLS People here know Danny Bettcher for all the wrong reasons. Many also know the number: He’s had 27 convictions for drinking and driving offenses, believed to be the most ever accrued in the state.
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Officers arrest 605 drunk driving suspects during statewide campaign

September 5, 2012 in Wadena Pioneer Journal

Minnesota law enforcement officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers two weekends into a statewide driving while under the influence (DWI) enforcement campaign, according to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety preliminary reports. Continue Reading

605 drunk driving arrests reported during statewide campaign

August 28, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota law enforcement officers have arrested 605 drunk drivers two weekends into a statewide DWI enforcement campaign, according to Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety preliminary reports. Continue Reading

Minnesota students look to remove immunity for lawmakers over drunk driving

March 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Legislators who drink and drive should face the same consequences as everyone else, a group of college students argues.
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Singer Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication outside Texas church

February 7, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SANGER, Texas Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church. Continue Reading