DWI

Man allegedly drives backward, arrested for driving under influence

A driver was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly drove backward, according to Fergus Falls police. A police officer on patrol noticed the driver of the Chevy pickup driving backward just after 1 a.m. on Jefferson Place near Springen Avenue. He was arrested for third-degree DWI.  

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Drunk driver allegedly 4 times the limit

A Vergas man who allegedly drove drunk at more than four times the legal limit was charged Tuesday in Otter Tail County District Court. Jesse Riley Johnson, 30, was charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of DWI, misdemeanor driving after revocation and misdemeanor possessing an open bottle. A preliminary breath test showed Johnson’s alcohol concentration […]

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DWI arrest made after traffic mishap

A Frazee woman was arrested for DWI after a traffic accident at 10:25 p.m. Wednesday near Kemp Lake. Arrested was Samantha Brune, 27. Her vehicle veered off the roadway along Highway 4, broke though a support cable for a utility pole and crashed into a parked vehicle. Brune was determined to have been under the […]

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DL man goes to prison for DWI chase in Perham

It was a really bad date for Billie Dale Wooten. Wooten, 46, of Detroit Lakes, was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for felony DWI and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Wooten was on a date at the time of the Feb. 5 incident, according to court records, and the car […]

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Injured woman arrested for DWI

A Lincoln, Neb. woman received minor injuries after crashing her car into a tree Wednesday night, the county sheriff’s office reported. She was then arrested for DWI. Jessica Adams, 24, was driving southwest on Northshore Drive, near Battle Lake, when she veered off the left side of the road and ran into a tree just […]

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Man sentenced for driving through BL school softball fence

The man who drunkenly drove his pickup truck through the softball field fence at the Battle Lake Public School in May was sentenced Thursday for fourth degree damage to property. Rod Andrew Larson, 35, of Apple Valley, was also convicted for DWI. He faces $1,400 in fines and $868.70 in restitution for damage caused to […]

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Three notable DWI cases sentenced

Three notable DWI sentences were handed down in Otter Tail County earlier this week, including two men who were driving drunk with kids in their vehicles. Mathew James Hilde, 30, of Dalton, was convicted of DWI, fined $900 and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 6 years unsupervised probation. Hilde was pulled over at […]

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Man arrested after DWI crash

A Pelican Rapids man was arrested for DWI after allegedly plowing his Ford Ranger into a utility pole on Monday night. The sheriff’s office reported that Dennis Lee Hammond, 54, was driving east on County Highway 4, just south of Lake Lizzie, at around 8:30 p.m., when his truck veered across the road and hit […]

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Alcohol a factor in fatal crash

A Motley man was killed Sunday morning in a rollover in the northeast corner of Otter Tail County. Ty Bell, 18, died in the crash, while a 15-year-old New York Mills girl and Daniel Resch, 21, also of New York Mills, were injured. Alcohol is believed to be a factor. The sheriff’s office reports that […]

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Man charged with fifth, sixth and seventh DWI

A Fergus Falls man has been charged with his fifth, sixth, and seventh DWI offenses in the last 10 years. Joseph David Anderson, 31, was charged earlier this week with three counts of felony first degree DWI, along with one count of driving with a license canceled inimical to public safety. Anderson’s latest run-in with […]

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