We strongly favor being hopeful for the future even though there are times when it’s difficult to find it in the day’s news.

One in seven Minnesota drivers has a drunk driving conviction on their record. That seems low, judging by this press release from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, which details the folks the police were meeting on the roads over the holiday weekend. Read more

A Minnesota man who may have tested the state’s implied consent laws more often than any other driver charged with driving under the influence, has lost again at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Under the law, authorities can force a person to submit to breath tests without a warrant by criminalizing their refusal to do so. But previous provisions for demanding blood or urine have been struck down. Read more

When Jennifer Axelberg of Monticello tried to flee her husband during a fight at their cabin in Mora, she didn’t have much choice but to get in a car and drive for a mile to safety, even though she had enough to drink at dinner that she was driving under the influence.

As a result, the commissioner of public safety in Minnesota revoked her driver’s license under the state’s implied consent law.
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