Friday, May 10, 2013
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety will be tweeting every arrest from Friday’s patrols. Catch all the tweets here.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has a new tool when it comes to deterring drunken driving: Twitter. On Friday night, there will be 150 squads patrolling major corridors in the Twin Cities’ largest-ever, one-night, coordinated DWI enforcement effort. But this effort isn’t notable just because of its size; it will also offer Minnesotans the chance to follow along via Twitter. The Department of Public Safety (@MnDPS_OTS) will tweet the age and gender of those arrested for DWI using the hashtag #May10DWI. Too busy to follow along in real time? Check out the agency’s tweets and other related mentions in the live blog above. (People viewing this article on a mobile browser may not be able to view the live blog.)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Mathew John Lohr, 33, is charged with multiple counts of DUI as well as "carrying under the influence" after an incident early Monday morning.
An Inver Grove man faces five separate charges after he allegedly clipped a woman with his car, then drove away from a domestic altercation drunk and armed. Mathew John Lohr, 33, has been charged with two counts of fourth-degree DUI, two counts of misdemeanor domestic abuse and one count of "carrying a pistol with alcohol concentration of .10 or more." The incident occurred at about 12:38 a.m. when IGH police spotted a Chevy Silverado driving through the intersection of Bonner Court East and 65th Street North with its lights out. Officers approached the vehicle and found Lohr in the driver's seat. It was immediately apparent that he was intoxicated, police say. Lohr had bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, and smelled strongly of …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The former Senate staffer and Eagan resident was seriously injured on Jan. 23 when he lost control of his vehicle on the Interstate 35E bridge near Lilydale.
Eagan resident Michael Brodkorb—a former Senate staffer whose meteoric rise in the GOP ranks once made headlines—now faces criminal charges in connection to a traffic accident in January. Lilydale City Attorney Thomas Lehmann charged Brodkorb with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree DUI, one misdemeanor count of careless driving and one petty misdemeanor seatbelt violation, according . If convicted on one of the DUI charges, Brodkorb could face a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. The seatbelt violation is a petty misdemeanor punishable with a $300 fine. Brodkorb was seriously injured in the accident, which occurred just after 9 p.m. on Jan. 23 along the Interstate 35E bridge near Lilydale. Police say Brodkorb was driving in…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Several terroristic threats calls round out the Inver Grove Heights police reports for Oct. 22-28.
Every week, Patch will publish a selection of Inver Grove Heights police reports taken from previous weeks. Oct. 19 12 a.m.—Police responded to a theft/check forgery incident on the 3600 block of 75th St. E. 9:10 a.m.—Police responded to a fraud report on the 9100 block of Cahill Ave. Oct. 23 8 a.m.—Police responded to a damage to property/terroristic threats call on the 6300 block of Carleda Way E. 8 a.m.—Police responded to a theft/possession of theft tools/criminal damage incident along Hwy. 110. Police responded to a report of an assault near the intersection of 120th St. and Rich Valley Blvd. A 20-year-old told officers he had been punched after drinking at a party. The man, who was polite to police, told them he didn't want any …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Scott Kevin Dally, 53, is charged with criminal vehicular operation and DUI.
An Inver Grove Heights man has been charged with criminal vehicular operation and driving drunk after police say he backed into a friend with his car and pinned him inside his garage, breaking the man’s leg. Scott Kevin Dally, 53, is charged with two gross misdemeanors and four misdemeanors in connection with the incident last Friday. According to court documents, Dally went to his friend’s house to help him split wood Friday evening. He told police that he had been drinking and had consumed “three or four beers” earlier in the day, and that he and his friend continued drinking beer while they chopped wood. Dally told police that he didn’t see his friend when he backed up his van. Authorities say he hit the victim and pushed him backward …
Law enforcement officials say active parenting and school-hosted senior parties are best line of defense against underage drinking and driving around graduation time.
Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom knows all too well the toll that drinking and driving can take: His mother was crippled after her car was struck by a 15-year-old drunk driver. Which is why Backstrom personally attends many of the mock car crashes held for Dakota County high school students in the spring. It's no coincidence that those elaborate accident reconstructions are staged in April and May. Anecdotally, Backstrom said, the number of alcohol-related accidents involving underage drinkers increases just after high school graduation in the late spring. “Every year, we see an increase in these issues around major high school events, like prom and graduation, so it’s a concern in the springtime,” Backstrom said. With that in mind, …