Monday, September 17, 2012
Eagan officers arrested 22 intoxicated drivers during Minnesota's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Last month, Eagan ranked 14th on Money Magazine's annual "Best Places to Live" list. Last week, the city found itself near the top of another, less desirable list. Eagan ranked seventh out of 315 reporting agencies in the number of DWI-related arrests during a statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign, according to information released by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The Eagan Police Department arrested 22 intoxicated drivers during the initiative, which began on Aug. 17 and ended on Sept. 3. Only St. Paul, Minneapolis, Bloomington, Maplewood, Rochester and St. Cloud outranked Eagan in the number of arrests, according…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Motorists should leave adequate space between vehicles, drive at safe speeds and clear snow and ice from a vehicle's headlights, signals and brake lights.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Minnesota's Department of Public Safety. The Minnesota State Patrol division reminds motorists to adapt driving skills to winter road conditions and be buckled up, patient and attentive behind the wheel. Traffic crashes peak during the winter months, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety's Office of Traffic Safety. In 2011, preliminary data indicates that snow/icy road surfaces accounted for almost 17,000 crashes resulting in 52 deaths and 5,339 injuries. Of the 5,339 injuries, 121 were severe. The State Patrol is using the hash tag #mnstorm to update all Minnesotans on Twitter. The Minnesota State Patrol advises motorists to: Prepare for an Emergency The DPS Division …
Monday, January 30, 2012
From 2008 to 2010, Dakota County had 15 alcohol-related deaths and 42 alcohol-related injuries.
Dakota County is among 13 counties in the state being targeted for increased DWI enforcement through September by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety. The counties, including Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, St. Louis, Wright, Olmsted, Rice, Washington, Stearns, Sherburne, Scott and Carver in addition to Dakota, were chosen because they have the highest combined totals of alcohol-related traffic deaths and serious injuries and will be hot-spots for increased DWI enforcement through September. From 2008-2010, those counties combined for 202 alcohol-related deaths—nearly half of the entire state's as well as half of the state’s serious injuries, 462. In that time period, Dakota County had 15 alcohol-related …