Posts tagged with "DPS"

Extra Enforcement Results in a Significant Jump in Citations for Texting and Driving

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 27, 2015

A motorist accelerates from a stop light with a cigarette in one hand, a phone in the other and no hands on the wheel. Drivers are looking down at their phones for several seconds to send or read a text message. Law enforcement officers encountered these types of distractions during the extra distracted driving enforcement […]

Nearly 500 DWI arrests made over St. Patty’s Day weekend in MN

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 19, 2014

Preliminary reports from state law enforcement agencies show extra DWI patrols for St. Patrick’s Day weekend resulted in the arrest of 495 motorists for DWI. As of 9:00 a.m. Monday there were 420 arrests, with an additional 75 arrests between 9:00 a.m. Monday and 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning. Officials with the Department of Public Safety […]

Minnesota records first motorcycle death of 2014

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 13, 2014

The first death of a motorcyclist in Minnesota this year is prompting safety officials to warn riders about driving at safe speeds and remind vehicle operators to safely share the road. A 30-year-old man died Tuesday evening when his motorcycle crashed on I-394 at Theodore Wirth Pkwy. The preliminary investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol […]

Over 1,000 arrested during month-long DWI campaign

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 13, 2013

An estimated 1,005 people have been arrested for DWI in Minnesota since the kickoff of a month-long enforcement campaign Nov. 27, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. Throughout the month of December, state and local law enforcement agencies are working overtime hours during a statewide Drive Sober or […]

Winona County’s Andrea Gierok given MN “TZD” Education Star Award

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 6, 2013

Winona County Community Services health educator Andrea Gierok has been presented with the TZD Education Star Award, at the statewide TZD conference in St. Cloud. Gierok works as the TZD Safe Roads coordinator for Winona County. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety lists her accomplishments as leading the charge to set up a parent night […]

10 intoxicated drivers arrested during Winona Co. DWI enforcement

Posted by HBC Newsdesk September 11, 2013

County officials report ten drunk drivers were arrested in Winona County as part of a nationwide end-of-summer DWI enforcement effort. Between August 16 and September 2, about 400 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota participated in the state’s effort conducted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Participating agencies in Winona County […]

Deady weekend pushes traffic deaths past 200

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 29, 2013

On the report of five traffic deaths this weekend on Minnesota roads, the state’s death count is now over the 200-mark for the year. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety the state didn’t reach 200 traffic deaths last year until Aug. 21. The 2013 preliminary count of 202 road […]

Officials to assess SE MN flood damage this week

Posted by HBC Newsdesk July 9, 2013

Officials from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM), along with FEMA and local officials, will assess damage to public infrastructure and certain not-for-profit organizations following severe storms and flash flooding which occurred June 20-26. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said 17 Minnesota counties, including Houston and […]

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