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As others see it: Wrong on DWI immunity

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

It is time for the Minnesota Legislature to update its longtime “immunity card” status that its member have while it is in session.
Under Article 4, Section 10 of the Minnesota Constitution, state lawmakers “in all cases except treason, felony…continue reading on dglobe.com

Extra DWI patrols hit area roads Aug. 16-Sept. 2

August 15, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Planning ahead for a sober ride now might be a good choice as the Two Harbors Police Department, Silver Bay Police Department, and Lake County Sheriff’s Office plan to crack down on drunk drivers during a stepped-up statewide and nationwide DWI enforcement effort, Aug. 16-Sept 2. The statewide campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Continue Reading

Trooper from Two Harbors avoids DWI but loses job

June 20, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on his way to a training session in Duluth pleaded guilty last Thursday to careless driving and escaped a DWI conviction. Continue Reading

County commissioner pleads guilty to DWI

April 12, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

Longtime Lake County Commissioner Derrick “Rick” Lee Goutermont pleaded guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol in Lake County Court on March 20. Continue Reading

400 arrested for DWI on St. Patrick’s Day in Minnesota

March 19, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety reports approximately 400 DWI arrests during St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 16 and 17). Continue Reading

Law enforcement plans ‘a wee bit’ of extra DWI enforcement this weekend

March 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Partygoers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day weekend as several law enforcement agencies around the state will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes. Continue Reading

THPD to incrase enforcement efforts for DWI and speeding this week

March 14, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

As part of an ongoing effort to increase safety on local roads, the Two Harbors Police Department has announced that it will be targeting St. Patrick’s Day revelers on March 17 and increasing speed patrols March 18-22. Continue Reading

Minnesota DWI arrests on the decline

January 15, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

December stats for regional counties below state’s average
WORTHINGTON After a month of enhanced DWI enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Safety (DPS) reported a decrease in the number of arrests in December compared to DWI arrests in the same month of 2011. Continue Reading

Extra DWI patrols to hit the streets for Halloween party weekend

October 25, 2012 in DL-Online

ST. PAUL The scariest thing on Halloween isn’t your Zombie NFL Replacement Referee costume, it’s drunk driving which has resulted in seven deaths and 24 serious, life-altering injuries during Halloween party weekends in the last five years. Continue Reading

Men’s basketball: Minnesota AD Teague says Saul Smith DWI ‘embarrassing’

October 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said Monday that the the unpaid leave for assistant basketball coach Saul Smith following his weekend arrest for drunken driving is indefinite and the discipline is up to him, not Smith’s famous father. Continue Reading