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Criminal charges filed against Minnesota man

Many workplaces have complicated dynamics. While some have employees who all get along, others may experience conflict and contention. However, this conflict rarely boils over into people's personal lives. Despite this, a man in Minnesota now faces criminal charges after police say he intentionally struck a former co-worker with his car.

The incident that led to the 30-year-old man's arrest reportedly happened in mid-June. According to reports, the defendant intentionally drove toward a pedestrian, striking him. Though the force of the impact reportedly threw the pedestrian into the air, he was not seriously injured.

Woman accused of DUI after fiery Minnesota crash

Those who have never been in a car crash may be unfamiliar with the effect that being involved in such an incident can have. While the physical implications are clear, some people are also affected emotionally -- perhaps in ways that may manifest similarly to people who are under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, a woman in Minnesota has recently been charged with driving under the influence, DUI, following a recent fiery crash.

The incident happened one afternoon on a day in late July. According to reports, a car driven by a 55-year-old woman ran off of a Minnesota road. A woman who lives near the accident reportedly heard it and sent her husband to help while she called 911.

Drunk driving, assault charges follow Minnesota domestic incident

Families are often much more complex than the average person can observe. Though this complexity can sometimes lead to conflict, it rarely leads to violence. Unfortunately, a woman in Minnesota now faces multiple criminal charges, including assault and drunk driving, following a report of a domestic issue.

The incident involved a 35-year-old woman. It happened during the early morning hours of a day in July. According to reports, she became involved with some sort of conflict with her husband and sister-in-law.

Minnesota man faces criminal charges after boulder strikes car

There are a variety of different people who utilize Minnesota roadways. While some people drive for personal reasons, others require the roads for commercial purposes, such as transporting large loads. Unfortunately, a man now faces several criminal charges after his use of a road to haul a large load allegedly led to two deaths.

The incident happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. on a day in July. According to reports, a boulder weighing over 1,000 pounds rolled out of the back of a truck, striking a sedan. When police arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered the vehicle on the shoulder of the road.  Two women in the sedan, a 67-year-old woman and her 32-year-old daughter, died as a result.

Minnesota man allegedly refuses breath test after traffic stop

Parents in Minnesota and across the country typically have different ideas regarding how to best parent their children. Despite these differences, most people are able to make decisions for their children. However, police reportedly stepped in after they allegedly received calls about a man who has allowing his toddler to help drive a sports utility vehicle. After the man is said to have refused a breath test, he was taken into custody and now faces multiple charges.

Police say that the incident happened on a day in July. They reportedly received a call from someone claiming that a man in a SUV was allowing a young child drive the vehicle. Reports indicate that police quickly came across the vehicle in question. When questioning the man, police say that the man's eyes were watery and bloodshot in addition to having speech that was slurred and slow.

Minnesota man faces drunk driving charges following crash

When driving on certain roads in Minnesota, there is sometimes only a thin line of paint that separates motorists traveling in opposite directions. All drivers have likely had a moment in which they temporarily crossed over that line; fortunately, most of these incidents occur when there is no traffic, allowing the driver to return to his or her lane without a major incident. Unfortunately, police say that one driver was not able to return to his lane in time, ultimately resulting in a car crash that led to drunk driving allegations.

The incident happened on a night in late June. According to reports, a 34-year-old man was driving a vehicle south on a Missouri highway when the vehicle allegedly drifted across the dividing line in the road. Unfortunately, this is said to have caused a collision with a northbound vehicle.

Woman cited for underage drinking at Minnesota concert

Many people attend concerts in Minnesota in order to relax and have a good time with friends and family. Unfortunately, a woman attending a recent concert has found herself in the glare of the national media. Reports indicate that she needed to be rescued before she was cited for underage drinking.

The incident happened at a music festival held in Minnesota in June. According to reports, her head became lodged in the oversized tailpipe of a truck. Firefighters were called to the scene as a a result.

How to fight DWI charges in Minnesota

Impaired driving is a significant issue in the state of Minnesota. If police stopped you on suspicion of drunk driving and charged you with a DWI, driving while intoxicated, you may be wondering what your next steps should be.

Many factors come into play in a DWI charge, and you do not have to simply accept the charges without mounting an effective defense. Here are some tips on how you can fight DWI/DUI charges in Minnesota and the various ways that you can challenge your charges through the legal system:

Minnesota motorcyclist suspected of DWI following crash

It may be difficult to predict how a person will react to a physically traumatic event. Often, the symptoms that people display following a traffic accident, for example, can vary, but could involve memory loss. In fact, a man in Minnesota is now suspected of DWI after he notified police that he thought he may have been involved in an accident.

Police say that they initially became involved in the incident when a sheriff's deputy spotted a car parked on the side of the road with its hazard lights flashing just after 10 p.m. on a day in mid-June. A woman reportedly told the deputy that her vehicle had been rear-ended by a motorcycle that had apparently left the scene. She reported experiencing neck pain and a headache as a result of the alleged collision.