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May 10, 2013
Largest drunken driving crackdown is today, live-reported on Twitter
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just in time for the state’s fishing opener and nice weather, law enforcement agencies from the Twin Cities metro area are saturating metro-area roadways with the largest coordinated drunken driving event ever. As a bonus, the Department of Public Safety...
news / state
May 10, 2013 - 2:30pm
October 3, 2012
Buckle Up: Seat belt patrols coming in Minnesota, Kandiyohi, Swift counties
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, including those in Kandiyohi and Swift counties, are planning extra seat belt patrols between Oct. 12 and 26 to encourage motorists to buckle up. The Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments and the Kandiyohi and Swift county...
news / local / region
October 3, 2012 - 9:44am
July 5, 2012
West central Minn. law enforcement stepping up patrols, tickets this month
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force Tuesday afternoon to remind...
news / local
July 5, 2012 - 12:00am
July 3, 2012
Speeders to get more than fireworks this holiday, area law stepping up patrols, tickets
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers and emergency responders from Kandiyohi and Swift counties put on a show of force this afternoon to remind drivers of the consequences of speeding during this holiday week and throughout the summer.
news / local
July 3, 2012 - 2:50pm
December 16, 2010
This is the records summary for Dec. 16. DWI patrols net 675 around state, continue through New Year's Eve ST. PAUL -- Midway through a December-long statewide increased driving while impaired enforcement campaign, preliminary reports from 170 law enforcement agencies indicate 675...
December 16, 2010 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
Law officers remind drivers of consequences of driving drunk
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers from the Kandiyohi and Swift county sheriff's offices and the Atwater, Benson and Willmar police departments are working next patrol shifts on Safe and Sober patrols during December. According to a news release from the agencies, they wish to...
news / local
December 8, 2009 - 12:15pm
November 28, 2009
Area law prepping for safe, sober patrols through December
WILLMAR -- Area law enforcement agencies, along with 400 agencies from across the state, will begin additional patrols this week targeting impaired drivers. The police departments from Willmar, Benson and Atwater and the Kandiyohi and Swift County sheriff's offices are participating...
news / local
November 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 31, 2009
Local law to participate in extra Super Bowl safe and sober patrols
ST. PAUL -- Traffic safety officials are urging armchair quarterbacks to make the right call on Super Bowl Sunday to avoid driving impaired. During Super Bowl weekends from 2006 to 2008, alcohol-related crashes accounted for five of the seven motorists killed in Minnesota, and law...
local / news
January 31, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
2,655 drivers have not-so-happy holidays, get arrested for impaired driving
ST. PAUL -- A December-long statewide DWI enforcement effort resulted in 2,655 DWI arrests. The average alcohol-concentration of the DWI offenders was 0.14 -- nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08. Preliminary arrest totals were reported by 331 of around 400 participating agencies....
January 9, 2009 - 10:00am
January 5, 2009
Local law nets 25 DWI arrests in December, about 300 for year
WILLMAR -- Law enforcement officers in Kandiyohi and Swift counties arrested 25 people for driving while impaired during December, with most of the arrests bunched in the weeks just before and after Christmas.
January 5, 2009 - 10:00am