DWI enforcement stepped up for Halloween weekendPublished 12:24pm Friday, October 26, 2012
Drunken driving has resulted in seven deaths and 24 serious, life-altering injuries during Halloween party weekends in the last five years.
Minnesota State Patrol troopers, county deputies and municipal officers are increasing their DWI enforcement presence this weekend. During Halloween party weekends, 2007–2011, 2,342 motorists were arrested for DWI. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety is coordinating the effort.