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Traffic Deaths Related To Impaired Driving Decreases In 2013

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The number of traffic deaths caused by impaired driving decreased by nine percent in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Officials said impaired-related traffic fatalities in Minnesota dropped to 95 in 2013 from 104 in 2012.

This is a continued trend as impaired-related traffic deaths have been on the decline since 1998 when 222 people died.

To help keep with this trend extra police are on patrol Aug. 16 through Labor Day throughout Minnesota.

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