Triple A projects 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is up 2.9 percent from last year. But what’s happening on the roads has the Minnesota State Patrol officials like Lt. Jason Bartell pleasantly taken aback.
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.
Traffic deaths in 2011 were the lowest they’ve been since 1944, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 675 motorists have been arrested for drunken driving in the first half of December.