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Driverless vehicles a possibility in rural Minnesota

In towns where there are few taxis, buses or public transportation systems, people may struggle to get where they want or need to go. In areas with many disabled individuals and people who can't drive, there's always a risk of pedestrians getting into accidents. Rural areas have more hazards, too, like damaged roads and wildlife to look out for.

In rural Minnesota, some believe that driverless cars could be a solution to the people's problems. For individuals with disabilities, it could mean getting where they need to go without walking or calling for assistance. For those who can't drive, it gives them an opportunity to go where they need to go without the use of public transportation.

A felony DUI has harsh penalties you should fight to avoid

Getting caught drunk driving is a problem for more than one reason. It not only means you could have your license taken away, but also that you could end up facing time in jail or have to go through substance abuse classes. You could face fines or be forced to use an ignition interlock device.

Depending on the number of times you've been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you could face a felony charge. If this is your fourth DUI in 10 years, you will be charged with a felony in most cases. You could lose your license for up to four years and face up to seven years in prison. The fine for a fourth offense is typically up to $14,000.

Being a pedestrian puts you at risk for injury

Whether you are trying to get in more steps for your FitBit or are training to run a race, life as a pedestrian can be active and healthy. Walking rather than driving is a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle while also spending more time outdoors and away from computer screens.

Unfortunately, being a pedestrian in Minnesota is also dangerous. Even if you take all necessary precautions for your safety, a single negligent driver is enough to cause permanent damage.

Elderly woman dies from listeria monocytogenes sepsis

When a company sells a food item, it's important that it makes sure the item is safe. As long as it is within its appropriate dates, the vendor may not be aware of issues with the product. However, manufacturers and producers should be testing their products for safety. If a batch turns up with listeria or other serious bacterial contamination, it's vital that no one eats the food.

Listeria caused a death in this case involving an elderly woman. Now, a woman from Rochester is suing Kwik Trip for her mother's death. According to the Nov. 3 story, the woman's mother died after eating a caramel apple in 2014. That apple contained listeria, which caused her to develop Listeria monocytogenes sepsis, a potentially fatal infection from a foodborne pathogen.

Is it possible to fool a Breathalyzer test?

There have always been questions about being able to trick a Breathalyzer test. These questions would answer age-old concerns about whether or not a Breathalyzer could be wrong in a number of circumstances. If you're a person who wants to know if you can trick a Breathalyzer, here are a few facts to know.

Mouthwash doesn't help lower your blood alcohol concentration

An experienced criminal defense attorney makes a difference

Hiring a criminal defense attorney isn't just a good idea, it's the only way to be sure you know everything you can about defending yourself. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows all the stages of a court case and can help you understand your rights. Working with him or her could mean the difference between taking a good plea deal or going to jail for the full sentence, which is why it's always advisable to work with an attorney if you're accused of a crime.

Whether you're facing a serious charge or a misdemeanor, it's a good idea to fight the charges with the help of your attorney. Even misdemeanors have penalties, some of which could include jail time and heavy fines. On top of that, having a criminal record hurts your reputation and could impact your ability to get a job or even to live where you want.

Injury to the brain can affect more than just the mind

Each year in the United States, about 1.7 million hospitalizations and even deaths occur due to brain injuries. You can easily suffer a traumatic brain injury in a car accident if another driver was negligent behind the wheel.

For instance, perhaps your fellow motorist in Minnesota was texting while driving or was speeding. In this situation, he or she might be held responsible for your injury. This liability may prove important if you hope to pursue compensation for the long-term repercussions an injury to the brain can have.

Dog bites increase over the holidays: Be cautious

Despite the fact that most people's animals are affectionate, the holidays can bring out the worst in them. It's hard for pets to adjust to new people and new smells, environments and activities. In some cases, those conditions could make a normally friendly family pet aggressive or even cause it to lash out.

It's easy to think your pet will do fine, but be prepared to see a whole different animal in unusual and new situations. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prevent injuries.

Buffalo collision results in 4 people suffering injuries

Distracted drivers are some of the most dangerous. Among them are people who don't pay attention to the roads because they're focused on eating, feeling drowsy or are sending text messages. Others are those who look away at a fancy home on the side of the road or who are daydreaming. While some of these actions seems relatively harmless, they can result in serious crashes when they take place at the wrong time.

For example, consider this case. Four people had to be taken to the hospital after a crash in Buffalo, according to the news. The crash happened at approximately 7:00 a.m., in Buffalo when a driver failed to stop at a red light, entering the intersection of Highway 25 and County Road 138 at full speed.

Man pinned between tool box and truck dies

There are times when accidents happen between family members or friends. While no one wants to sue or to seek compensation from someone they're close to, it's a good idea to seek compensation after an accident. If you are hurt financially because of an accident caused by someone, even if that person is related to you or a friend, you deserve to be compensated.

This is a case that could present that difficulty. A man from Western Minnesota was killed when a truck being driven by his friend and sometimes coworker accelerated into him inside an auto shop. According to the news from Oct. 16, the man died after a pickup truck pinned him against a tool chest.

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