Local

Added DWI Patrols To Target 13 MN Counties In 2012

View Comments
DWI, generic, drinking, driving, DUI, intoxicated driving, BAC, alcohol, crash

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. 4 Things To Know For Oct. 24, 2014
  2. Hopkins Teammates Form A Close Bond Off The Field
  3. Good Question: How Secure Is Our Border With Canada?
  4. Minn. Democrats Hope A Visit From Clinton Will Help Poll Numbers
  5. Excellent Educator: Val Rae Boe At Karner Blue Education Center

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – State officials will be targeting 13 Minnesota counties over the next year in the crackdown on drunk driving, according to a Minnesota Department of Public Safety report released Friday.

They are the 13 counties with the highest combined totals for DWI arrests and alcohol-related traffic deaths. The list includes Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, St. Louis, Dakota, Wright, Olmsted, Rice, Washington, Stearns, Sherburnek, Scott and Carver Counties.

Sherburne County is the only county new to the list as Itasca County was removed in 2011. There were 131 alcohol-related traffic deaths in 2010, the lowest on record. A statewide crackdown on drunk driving in December also resulted in 2,573 arrests for DWI.

From 2008 to 2010, Hennepin County led the state with more than 20,000 DWI arrests and 49 alcohol-related traffic deaths. Anoka, St. Louis and Wright County each had 20 alcohol-related traffic deaths, and Anoka County led that group with more than 5,700 DWI arrests.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,917 other followers