Monthly Archives: October 2013

MN Supreme Court Upholds ‘Implied Consent’ Law

On Oct. 23, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld Minnesota’s “implied consent” law. This is a very big development in our state’s DWI law because it means that DWI law will, for the most part, continue its course; a decision the other way would have had great implications. “Implied consent” means that when motorists use Minnesota’s …

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Former St. Paul Woman Pleads Guilty To Criminal Vehicular Operation

A former St. Paul woman is facing three years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 after pleading guilty to criminal vehicular operation. According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the woman was out with friends celebrating her 22nd birthday in April 2011 when she grabbed the steering wheel of the car in …

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In Case Of Fatal Brainerd Collision, ‘Had Been Drinking’ Isn’t The Same As Being ‘Drunk’

A 24-year-old Brainerd woman was arrested recently after she allegedly struck and killed a 57-year-old cyclist in Cass County. The woman has been accused drinking just before the accident. The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The woman is likely to be charged with a crime, …

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Fatal Woodbury High-Speed Chase Results in Felony Charges

In an earlier post, we wrote about a high-speed chase in Woodbury that resulted from police officers’ and state troopers’ attempts to find an alleged drunk driver. Recently, a St. Paul man was charged with two felonies after a somewhat similar high-speed chase went tragically and fatally wrong. The 34-year-old man has been charged with …

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Police Still Looking For Alleged Drunk Driver In Woodbury

In Minnesota, law enforcement authorities take drunk driving very seriously. As a criminal defense attorney who has helped Twin Cities clients face DWI charges, I can tell you that many people are surprised at the lengths police, state troopers and prosecutors will go to in order to punish those they suspect of having driven while …

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University of MN Hockey Player Suspended After DWI Arrest

At the start of this school year, a University of Minnesota hockey player was suspended after he was arrested and charged with DWI. CBS Minnesota reports that the 18-year-old man was arrested by University of Minnesota Police on a recent Saturday night. He was taken to Hennepin County Jail and was eventually charged with fourth-degree …

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1,556 Minnesotans Arrested In DWI Crackdown

Earlier this month, some 1,500 Minnesotans were arrested as law enforcement agencies across the state colluded in a sting to catch allegedly intoxicated drivers. Between Aug. 16 and Sept. 2, some 344 law enforcement agencies participated in a campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” according to CBS Minnesota. National Public Radio reported that …

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