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Mille Lacs Reservation / High court rules against speeder

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If a member of the Leech Lake Band of American Indians is caught speeding in Mille Lacs Band territory, can the state of Minnesota charge him with a traffic offense? David Michael Davis, the driver in question, said the state can't do that because he is an American Indian who committed an offense on the Mille Lacs Reservation and therefore is subject only to tribal court jurisdiction. But in a ruling Thursday, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided Davis was subject to state traffic laws because he isn't a member of the Mille Lacs Band.