(Learfield News Service) Stepped-up D-W-I enforcement on Minnesota roads begins today (Wednesday) and continues on weekends through December 29th.
Office of Traffic Safety Director Mike Hanson says in the past five years, 28 people have been killed in drunk-driving crashes during the holiday period we’re now entering.
Hanson says in an average year in Minnesota, about 25,000 drivers are arrested for impaired driving. Between now and New Year’s Day, there will be about 2,500 more.
Hanson says drunk-driving deaths and crashes are absolutely preventable. He says have a plan for a sober ride home and stick with it… if you see something, say something… and remember “if you feel different, you will drive different.”