A 24-year-old man is facing substantial criminal charges after he allegedly struck and injured a Minnesota Department of Transportation worker in Minneapolis earlier this month. Authorities have said they believe the man was drunk at the time of the accident. According to CBS Minnesota, the 61-year-old MnDOT worker was clearing a mattress off Interstate 94 …Continue reading "Man Accused Of Striking MnDOT Worker While Driving Drunk"
Update: Simpson has now been formally charged with one count of refusing to submit to a chemical test and one count of fourth-degree DWI, according to CBS Local. Jerome Simpson, the wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings, was arrested early the morning on Saturday, Nov. 9 on suspicion of drunk driving. While a DWI arrest …Continue reading "Vikings Wide Receiver Arrested On Suspicion of DWI"
The Twin Cities father of an eight-month-old girl who died when the family’s vehicle crashed through the ice of Lake Minnetonka last winter was recently sentenced for his role in connection with her death. The 47-year-old man was drunk the night he drove his family home from Lord Fletchers restaurant and decided to cut across …Continue reading "Father Of Deceased 8-Month-Old Sentenced To Tell Drunk-Driving Story 100 Times"
When a person gives consent to a urine test in order to discern blood alcohol level, can this really be considered “consent” as is defined by the law? -Especially if the test analysis will result in criminal charges. According to a recent news article from the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Supreme Court has said “yes.” …Continue reading "A Closer Look at Consent vs. Coercion"
A former Minneapolis police officer was recently sentenced to one year in a work release program for soliciting underage girls. Bradley Schnickel, 33, pled guilty to two counts of soliciting children to engage in sex, and will now spend time in the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, while also undergoing therapy for his sex addiction. …Continue reading "Recent Sentencing of Former Minneapolis Police Officer"
So far in 2013, Minnesota has seen about 300 traffic-related deaths, according to the Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. By the end of the year, the department estimates that about 400 or so people will have died in car crashes, which is on par with the 395 who were killed in such …Continue reading "Minnesota Officers Increased DWI-Detection Efforts Over Halloween"