Minnesota State Troopers arrested 94 people for drunken driving on St. Patrick’s Day. It was lowest number for the holiday in six years. Year-round DWI arrests across Minnesota are also down – for eight years straight – even though we are one of 12 states that don’t allow sobriety checkpoints.
More people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
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.