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Drunk driving allegedly a factor in Minnesota crash

Car accidents happen every day in Minnesota for a variety of different reasons. Something as simple as looking down to change the radio station or speaking with a passenger could be all it takes to cause a crash. Unfortunately, one crash has resulted in a man facing accusations of drunk driving, resulting in his arrest.

The incident that led to the 59-year-old man's arrest reportedly happened on an afternoon in Dec. 2017. While many details of the accident are unclear, officials claim that the man caused an accident involving a head-on collision with a sports utility vehicle. The driver of the SUV was reportedly transported to the hospital with bruises on both knees.

Minnesota criminal charges after woman argues with ex-boyfriend

A romantic relationship -- and its aftermath -- can be a volatile time for some people. Even relationships that only last a short period of time can result in strong feelings. Despite this, these feelings rarely lead to violence. However, a woman in Minnesota now faces criminal charges after she reportedly became involved in an altercation with her ex-boyfriend.

The incident happened on a day in late April. According to police, the 27-year-old woman broke into the home of a man she had previously dated. Officials say that, after she entered his home, she went into his room where she allegedly became angry. The man claims that she struck his face and scratched him with her nails.

Drunk driving plea deal allows Minnesota man to avoid prison

When facing criminal accusations, some people may be unsure of their options. In some cases, a person may realize that there is sufficient evidence for a conviction. As such, he or she may choose to accept a plea deal in hopes of a reduced sentence. For example, a man in Minnesota recently accepted a plea deal that will allow him to seek treatment rather than spend time in jail following a drunk driving crash.

The accident happened in Oct. 2017. According to witnesses, a 30-year-old man was speeding when he ran a red light. Unfortunately, his vehicle is said to have struck a car driven by a 60-year-old man who died, reportedly due to injuries suffered in the collision.

An arrest for DUI could be a bad career move

If you are a high school or college student, or you drive a vehicle for a living, an arrest for driving under the influence can be a traumatic event, and it could adversely affect your opportunities.

Looking ahead, the DUI could continue to have an impact on your career future.

Criminal charges filed in alleged assault of Minnesota bus driver

People handle conflict in a variety of different ways. Often, conflict only involves verbal confrontation. However, police say that a man in Minnesota resorted to violence following an incident on a bus. That man now faces criminal charges are a result of the alleged incident.

Police say the altercation happened on a day in April. According to reports, three woman got on the bus, and one of them began cursing. The bus driver reportedly asked her to stop. Because the bus driver says the woman became combative, he stopped the bus and contacted authorities.

Police suspect drunk driving contributed to Minnesota crash

When driving on Minnesota roadways, there are many factors to which drivers must react and respond. If a driver feels that a crash is imminent due to the actions of others on the roadway, he or she may react in a certain way designed to avoid a crash. Ironically, this action could potentially lead to a crash. In fact, the driver of a recent crash was accused of drunk driving though he reportedly told police that he was responding to the actions of others on the road.

The incident happened one evening on a day in early April. According to reports, a 22-year-old male was driving a sports utility vehicle with three passengers in it. Reports indicate that the driver swerved hard before crashing into a utility pole.

Authorities search for Minnesota woman facing criminal charges

People often react to news in ways that may seem contrary to expectations. Unfortunately, when someone feels that his or her life may be in danger, for example, reactions are centered more around self-preservation than calling authorities. Officials in Minnesota are now looking for a woman who faces criminal charges and is considered a person of interest in her husband's murder even though many of the details regarding the man's death are unclear.

The body of her deceased 54-year-old husband was reportedly discovered on a day in late March. Reports indicate he suffered from several gunshot wounds. In addition to being considered a person of interest in her husband's death, the woman is also charged with felony theft.

Minnesota man suspected of drunk driving in fatal crash

It is an unfortunate fact of life that car accidents happen every day in Minnesota. Often, even the safest drivers can become involved in a collision. Unfortunately, a man was recently arrested after police say he was drunk driving at the time of a motor vehicle accident.

The incident happened on a day in March. According to reports, a sports utility vehicle allegedly struck an Uber car while in an intersection. The collision is said to have sent the Uber vehicle into an electrical box.

Criminal charges filed after police say Minnesota man sold meth

When people struggle financially, they are often desperate to improve their situation. However, this rarely means turning to illegal activities. Despite this, police in Minnesota claim that a man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly admitted to selling drugs to make more money.

The man charged in the case is 44 years old. Police say that he first came to their attention after drug buyers reportedly told them they were obtaining drugs from the man's residence. This information resulted in a search of a trailer and workshop.

Key aspects of administrative suspensions for DUIs

When people underestimate their level of inebriation, they may decide to get behind the wheel. If those drivers are caught, they may face DUI charges. With the charge comes a license suspension.

There are a few key aspects to understand about an administrative suspension from a DUI.