Minnesota readers may have heard media coverage of a recent incident in which a Worthington woman was arrested and charged with multiple crimes. Police assert that the woman was not only drinking and driving, but might also have endangered her three children in the process. As she prepares to answer to the DWI charges against her, many across the state are watching to see how her case will unfold.
Minnesota police and courts take drinking and driving very seriously, and rightfully so. The decision to drink and drive can have devastating consequences for drivers, their passengers and anyone with whom they come into contact while on the roads. As a result, strict punitive measures are in place for those who make the decision to get behind the wheel after drinking. One man is currently facing felony DWI charges after police say that he was driving his truck while intoxicated.
A Minnesota man was recently arrested in Hennepin County in connection with a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred earlier this month. Charges against this individual include DUI, vehicular homicide and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. All of these charges carry stiff penalties under state laws, should they ultimately result in a criminal conviction.