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Four more felony charges filed in August triple fatal crash; hearing delayed for now

November 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Four more felony charges of criminal vehicular operation were filed Thursday against Paul Anthony Wickenhauser, the 21-year-old Cokato man already facing multiple criminal counts for the triple fatal motor vehicle crash Aug. 17 east of Willmar.
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Boo! Minnesota law putting extra patrols on this weekend for Halloween

October 25, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Law enforcement agencies from across Minnesota will have officers working additional patrols this weekend seeking Halloween partyers who get behind the wheel and drive after drinking alcohol. Continue Reading

Man arrested for impaired driving incident

May 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON A Fulda man arrested earlier this week was charged Wednesday with his fourth impaired driving-related incident in the past several years, but this time he was allegedly in possession of a stolen vehicle. Continue Reading

It’s no blarney: St. Patrick’s Day means extra drunken driving patrols

March 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Before you chug that first green beer, swallow this: extra DWI patrols will be on the roads on St. Patrick’s Day to prevent alcohol-related crashes. Continue Reading

Man arrested for DWI after ATV falls through ice on Greenleaf Lake

January 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

LITCHFIELD A 45-year-old Hutchinson man was arrested for driving while impaired after a Meeker County Sheriff’s deputy and a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer responded around 7:15 p.m. Saturday to Greenleaf Lake. Continue Reading

Statewide DWI crackdown nets 2,573 arrests, 21 in Kandiyohi Co., Minn.

January 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL A statewide enhanced DWI enforcement campaign in December resulted in the arrest of 2,573 impaired motorists. Preliminary DWI arrest totals were reported to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety by 314 law enforcement agencies. Continue Reading

Minnesota officers declaring open season on impaired road turkeys this holiday

November 22, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Area law enforcement officers, along with Twin Cities law officers and the Minnesota State Patrol, are adding servings of driving while impaired enforcement this Thanksgiving holiday season. Continue Reading

Video shows DWI arrests of Halloween-costumed offenders, Minn. DPS urges safe, sober holiday

October 28, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, a French maid and Jeanie from “I Dream of Jeanie” were arrested for driving while impaired during Halloween last year, and the State Department of Public Safety is using the video of their arrests is a reminder to plan for a safe and sober ride. Continue Reading

Murdock man pleads to DWI in drunken driving of tractor

September 23, 2011 in West Central Tribune

BENSON A 54-year-old Murdock man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a gross misdemeanor charge of driving while impaired for a June 20 incident that involved the drunken driving of a John Deere tractor.
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St. Cloud man arrested on DWI charges after fleeing Stearns Co. deputies

January 18, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ROCKVILLE A 50-year-old St. Cloud man was arrested on charges of fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, open container and possession of an uncased firearm in a motor vehicle after he allegedly attempted to run from deputies on snowmobiles Saturday. Continue Reading