State Patrol: 225 Drunk Drivers Caught Friday Night

MINNEAPOLIS (WCC0) – More than 200 drivers are facing drunk-driving charges after just one night of increased patrols.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 225 drivers failed sobriety tests during Friday night.

The department is also using social media to provide information about those arrested for DWI, including age, gender and blood alcohol level of offenders. The arrest location is also noted, but the names of the offenders are not revealed.

You can follow the department’s Twitter account at @MnDPS_DPS, #onelessdrunkdriver.

Drunk-driving crashes have killed 585 in last five years in Minnesota.

The extra patrols continue through Labor Day.

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