MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota traffic officials say over a hundred people were arrested for DWIs in the state on Wednesday evening, or Thanksgiving Eve. One person was also killed in a wrong-way crash where alcohol appears to be a factor.

According to Minnesota Traffic Safety officials, there were 137 DWI arrests in across Minnesota Wednesday evening.

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Authorities say there are 47 DWI arrests on an average Wednesday.

The Minnesota State Patrol says there was also a fatality where alcohol looks to be a factor.

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According to the patrol, a 59-year-old Mankato woman was killed when she drove into oncoming traffic on Highway 22 in Blue Earth County and struck another vehicle. A 64-year-old Mankato woman in the other vehicle suffered life-threatening injuries. A passenger was uninjured.

The night before Thanksgiving is a popular night for people to go out to the bars and celebrate the long holiday weekend. To stress the importance of getting a sober ride home, two families who lost their loved ones to drunk driving shared their stories.

Last year in Minnesota, 74 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver.

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Family members of drunken driving victims spoke out Wednesday, including a Minneapolis police officer.