DWI enforcement stepped up for Halloween weekend

Published 12:24 pm 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.

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