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DUI numbers falling statewide and locally

January 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Arrests for driving under the influence have declined each of the past three years statewide and each of the past four years in Davison County.
Law enforcement officials say the trend is driven by a variety of factors, including an aggressive program to keep DUI offenders from drinking, public awareness of sobriety checkpoints and the rise of new taxi services.
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Judges set to swap responsibilities soon

December 28, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Two local judges will be trading duties in 2011. As of Jan. 2, Judge Sean O’Brien will preside over all felony criminal cases in Davison County. Those cases are currently handled by Judge Tim Bjorkman. Bjorkman will switch to handling civil cases. O’Brien will continue to handle juvenile and abuse and neglect cases, as well as all protection orders and drug and alcohol committals. Bjorkman will handle other civil filings and domestic relations actions. The switch will only affect Davison County. Continue Reading

Local judge mixes commentary in with sentencings

December 28, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Judge Tim Bjorkman is not afraid to speak his mind.
In the four years he’s served as a circuit court judge, he’s presided over wide-ranging cases including drug abuse, rape, drunken driving, stalking and theft. More often than not, Bjorkman will send criminals away with words of advice, admonishment or both.
“I’m often left to figure out whether they need a boost up or a boot in the rear end, frankly,” Bjorkman said in a recent interview with The Daily Republic. Continue Reading