Monthly Archives: March 2014

What Could be the Consequences of a DWI with a Child in the Car?

When a DWI arrest occurs, the driver may not be the only occupant of the vehicle. There may be any number of passengers, including children. DWI incidents involving child passengers are common (one recent example involves a man arrested on the I-94 for DWI with a 16-month-old child in the car). If there’s a child …

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Minnesota Court Of Appeals Reaches Unusual Decision On Test Refusal Case

In March, the Minnesota Court of Appeals reached a decision that may have a significant impact on our state’s treatment of suspected drunk drivers. The court had considered a case brought by a 31-year-old South St. Paul man who was arrested after witnesses reported he seemed to be drunk has he was removing a boat …

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National Alcohol And Drugged Driving Survey Questioned

A story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune caught our eye the other day. The story is about the National Alcohol and Drugged Driving Survey, which is meant to help the federal government gain a realistic understanding of how many motorists are driving while impaired. The survey has been collected since 1973, but the tactics being …

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