Posts tagged with "drunk driving"

Minnesota Surpasses 100 Traffic Deaths for 2015

Posted by HBC Newsdesk April 30, 2015

Minnesota reached 100 traffic fatalities for 2015 following two crashes in which three Minnesotans lost their lives, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. Minnesota passed 100 traffic deaths on May 21 in 2014 following three deaths that brought that number to 101. • A 56 year old woman from […]

Number of impaired driving deaths falls in 2013

Posted by HBC Newsdesk September 2, 2014

Impaired-related traffic fatalities in Minnesota dropped to 95 in 2013, a 9 percent decrease from 2012 when 104 people lost their lives. The Minnesota Impaired Driving Facts 2013 report released today reveals a continued downward trend in impaired-related traffic deaths after reaching a high of 222 in 1998. Nearly 400 law enforcement agencies are participating […]

Death toll on Minnesota roads passes 200

Posted by HBC Newsdesk August 19, 2014

Preliminary reports show that two motorcycle fatalities — one in Wright County last week and one in Rochester Sunday night — have contributed to 204 people losing their lives on Minnesota roads so far in 2014. The number of deaths are 16 fewer than were reported this time last year, according to the Minnesota Department […]

Drunken man plows bulldozer into river

Posted by HBC Newsdesk August 7, 2014

A Rochester man is charged with first-degree driving while intoxicated and first degree test refusal after he allegedly drove a bulldozer into the Mississippi River. According to reports, 54-year-old Patrick James Sullivan said he had been drinking prior to going to work Monday afternoon at around 4:00. Sullivan was operating a bulldozer to move dredge […]

Stepped up DWI patrols planned for St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by HBC Newsdesk March 14, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day partiers are reminded to plan ahead for a sober ride before their celebrations as law enforcement agencies throughout Minnesota will be adding extra DWI patrols on the roads to prevent alcohol-related crashes. According to the Minnesota Department Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety (DPS/OTS), St. Patrick’s Day historically is a dangerous drinking […]

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 […]

Drive safe this holiday weekend

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 26, 2013

It’s the holiday travel season again and local law enforcement is reminding drivers to play it safe this Thanksgiving weekend. The sheriff’s departments of Winona, Wabasha and Goodhue Counties along with local police are reminding motorists to buckle up, plan ahead for a sober ride and travel safely during the Thanksgiving holiday which is historically […]

Safe and Sober campaign begins today across the U.S.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk August 16, 2013

A statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DWI enforcement campaign will be in effect August 16 through September 2 with the aim to prevent drunk driving crashes and resulting deaths. Minnesota drunk driving crashes have killed 585 people in the last five years. The enforcement campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public […]

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