ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 675 motorists have been arrested for drunken driving in the first half of December.

The arrests are part of a month-long enforcement campaign that’s going on statewide. In all, 400 agencies are conducting increased DWI patrols through New Year’s Eve. The preliminary results released Wednesday are from 170 agencies.

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The enforcement campaign is coordinated by DPS’s Office of Traffic Safety and it’s supported by $350,000 in federal funding, to cover 7,000 extra hours of enforcement.

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In Decembers from 2007 through 2009, there were 34 alcohol-related traffic deaths in Minnesota.

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