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Supreme Court overturns Montrose man’s DUI charge

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a drunken driving conviction for a Montrose man who accidently bumped his parked truck into neutral while reaching for a cigarette almost two years ago.

Fifty-four-year-old Donald Nek…continue reading on

Police Blotter: 95 DUI arrests, citations in June

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

Southwest Dickinson Regional DUI Task Force recorded 95 total citations and arrests during a month-long high visibility enforcement event in June.
After 30 days of additional law enforcement presence throughout the southwest region, the task force r…continue reading on

Clay prosecutor to strike judge from DWI test refusal cases

June 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

MOORHEAD — Clay County’s top prosecutor may ask for a judge to be removed from future criminal cases in which a driver is accused of refusing a blood alcohol test.

Clay County Attorney Brian Melton said Judge Steven Cahill has failed to follow…continue reading on

SUV driver accused of DUI after train strikes vehicle

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST FARGO — A woman whose SUV collided with a freight train early Thursday has been accused of driving drunk, West Fargo police said.
The crash was reported about 1:40 a.m. at a crossing in West Fargo, Assistant Chief Mike Reitan said.
The drive…continue reading on

Alcohol saturation results in 24 DUI arrests, many other citations

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – A recent North Dakota Highway Patrol alcohol saturation effort in Williams and McKenzie counties resulted in 24 arrests for driving under the influence, the patrol said Monday.

Troopers held the enforcement effort May 1-11.

It als…continue reading on

N.D. lawmakers look to remedy dual convictions for DUI, refusal: Revisions being considered to stiffer law that passed last year

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


BISMARCK — State lawmakers are looking to clear up several areas of a tougher drunken driving law approved last year, including one provision that allows offenders to be convicted for both DUI and refusing a field sobriety test in the sam…continue reading on

New England bars are closing later: City passes ordinance to keep 2 pubs open until 2 a.m.

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW ENGLAND — New England is now southwest North Dakota’s only town that allows its bars to stay open later — all two of them.

Last month, the New England City Council quietly approved extended hours for the bars, allowing them to stay open …continue reading on

19 arrested by DUI Task Force in March

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Southwest Dickinson Regional DUI Task Force arrested 19 people for driving under the influence in March, a high-visibility enforcement month.

Four felony violations and eight drug-related arrests were also made during the month.

Nine are la…continue reading on

Governor’s office deflects criticism on DUI reform

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

A spokesman for Gov. Dennis Daugaard is defending a decision not to pursue reforms to South Dakota’s drunken driving laws, following criticism from the father of a woman killed by an allegedly drunken driver.

Gregg Spindler, of Cazenovia, N.Y., is…continue reading on

Victim’s parents: South Dakota, governor disappoint on DUI reform

February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

On July 8, our beautiful 25-year-old daughter, Maegan Elizabeth Spindler, was killed by a drunken driver in Pickstown, along with Dr. Robert Klumb. Standing in a parking lot, completing a 13-hour day for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, they wer…continue reading on