(St. Paul, MN) – Drunk drivers were out on the roads during the 2018 holiday season in numbers that exceeded the previous year, but law enforcement was ready for them.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 2,757 drivers were arrested during the state’s holiday DWI extra enforcement campaign. That number is up from 2,656 DWI arrests during the same period in 2017. Officers also handed out 1,1901 seat belt violation citations.
Southern Minnesota made multiple appearances the state DPS drunken driving highlight list:
Consequences for a DWI can include a loss of license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in fines, and possible jail time.
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