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Extra DWI enforcers patrol the streets Aug. 16-Sept. 1


Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in All Police Reports

Rochester, Minn. — Planning ahead for a sober ride during the Labor Day holiday might be a good choice as law enforcement plans to crack down on drunk drivers during a stepped-up statewide DWI enforcement effort, Aug. 16–Sept. 1. The statewide campaign is coordinated by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.



An Impaired Driving news conference was held at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Olmsted County Government Center as a kick off to the enforcement campaign.



Highlights:



• Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede signed a proclamation declaring “Impaired Driving Victims Day.”

• More than twenty families who have lost a loved one due to impaired driving attended.

• MADD ribbons were placed on attendees as a reminder of the dangers of impaired driving.

• A plaque that hangs in the Government Center commemorating 53 lives lost due to impaired drivers was shown as a reminder of the many lives that have been changed forever.

• The “Remembering Victims of Impaired Drivers” license plate was displayed. It is a special plate that is available for display on any passenger vehicle to commemorate those who have lost their lives due to impaired driving.



As part of the education campaign, TZD has partnered with AAA to provide impaired driving cards. The cards give factual information on one side, along with the tragic story of how impaired driving impacted the Melville family. The Melvilles distribute these cards at MADD Victim Impact Panels across southern Minnesota. Law enforcement will also be distributing these educational cards to non-impaired motorists during the wave.



“Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, so the best course of action is to plan ahead for a sober ride,” says Minnesota State Patrol Captain Mark Holm. “Enforcement periods like this serve as a reminder to those who still don’t realize the risks of driving drunk.”

Impaired driving continues to be one of Minnesota’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. It accounts for more than 100 deaths annually. Nearly 26,000 motorists were arrested for DWI last year – which translates to 70 DWI arrests per day in Minnesota. One out of every seven licensed drivers in Minnesota has a DWI on record.



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Fillmore County police reports 8.18.14

Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Reports Nicole Lyn Axley, 27, Chatfield, Minn.; 5/24/2014, Barking Dog; Fees $140. 5/24/2014, Noise Ordinance; Fees $50. Todd David Ebner, 47, Preston, Minn.; 7/11/2014, Speeding - 65/55; Fees $130. Michelle Marie Heaser, 30, ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 8.11.14

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Ronald Wendell Welbaum, 44, Northfield, Minn.; 7/6/2014, Speeding - 55/45; Fees $130. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Andrea Lee Drury, 34, Spring Valley, Minn.; 7/6/2014, Speeding - 70/55; Fees $150. Thomas D. ..... 
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Fillmore County Jail inmate found unresponsive in cell on Friday, died on Sunday

Mon, Aug 4th, 2014
Posted in Mabel Police Reports

An inmate from the Fillmore County Jail has died after he was hospitalized on Friday August 1st. According to Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen, 32 year old Brian Abbs was found unresponsive in his cell shortly before noon on Friday. Staff perfor ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 8.4.14

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Anthony Edward Cole, 45, Chatfield, Minn.; 2/22/2014, DWI - Operate Motor Vehicle - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 Within 2 Hours; Fine of $1,000 (stay $700 until 7/15/2016), Total fees $415, Local confinement for 90 days (s ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 7.28.14

Fri, Jul 25th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Joseph Michael Kieffer, 33, Chatfield, Minn.; 5/20/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $290. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Cliff Ambrose, Jr., 50, Rochester, Minn.; 4/14/2014, Driver’s Li ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 7.21.14

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Daniel Zgodava, Jr., 19, Rochester, Minn.; 5/20/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Judy Ann Aberg, 66, Cresco, Iowa; 6/17/2014, Speeding - 68/55; ..... 
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Fillmore County police reports 7.14.14

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Hashi Iman Abdi, 43, Postville, Iowa; 5/25/2014, Speeding - 39/30; Fees $130. Robert Demetrius Romell Andrews, 24, Austin, Minn.; 5/5/2014, Driver’s License - Driving After Revocation; Fees $289. Jason Everett Ba ..... 
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Fillmore County Police Reports 7.7.2014

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
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Chatfield Police Department Adam Christopher Hammel, 22, Eyota, Minn.; 5/21/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers Must Use; Fees $115. Emmanuel Jacob Juers, 29, Chatfield, Minn.; 5/20/2014, Seat Belt Required - Driver and Passengers M ..... 
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