MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers of the consequences of drunk driving following a spike in arrests this summer.

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More than 300 law enforcement agencies added extra patrols from Aug. 19 through Sept. 5.

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Lt. Heath Dienger says there were more than 1,300 DWI arrests across the state.

“DWI consequences, you’re talking about a loss of license for up to a year, you know, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time,” Dienger said. “Repeat DWI offenders … they end up with ignition interlock, as well as the special series license plates.”

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Lt. Dienger says the state patrol relies on the community’s help through their “Say Something” campaign. If you witness impaired-driving behavior, call 911.