Drivers should expect to see more officers out on the roads searching for drunk drivers beginning this weekend. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will increase DWI enforcement and highlight their education campaign.
Public safety leaders are urging Minnesota drivers to slow down after at least six people died in crashes this weekend. That brings the total number of deaths on our roads to 202 this year – which includes two bicyclists and eight pedestrians. That’s a 15-percent jump from the 175 deaths at this point last summer. Earl Conley lost his son, Austin, to a hit-and-run involving a speeding driver last fall