Good Question: Why Can't Minnesota Police Set Up Checkpoints?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.
Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick's Day Lowest In 6 YearsMore 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.
2 Lino Lakes Women Get DWIs In Same CarTwo women got DWIs on the same morning for driving the same car. It happened just after 6 a.m. in Lino Lakes late last month. The incident was captured on dash cam video, as police pulled over the car on the side of I-35 with both women inside.
DPS: Labor Day Weekend Averages 6 Traffic Deaths, 500 DWIs The Department of Public Safety (DPS) says their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will conclude this Labor Day weekend – a holiday period that averages 6 traffic-related deaths and 500 DWIs. According to the DPS, there were 17 traffic-related deaths, 32 life-altering injuries and almost 1,600 DWI arrests during the Labor Day holiday period from 2010-2012. In the past five years, there were 585 total drunk-driving-related deaths in Minnesota.
Ride Along: What Do Troopers Look For On DWI Patrol?As your night is filled with trick-or-treaters, the roadways are filled with state troopers.
CDC: Men, Binge Drinkers Responsible For Most DWIsMen and binge drinkers are the most likely to drive drunk, according to a nationwide survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.