The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released results from the Extra Enforcement Campaign, conducted between November 21st to December 29th.
Minnesota officers, deputies and troopers arrested 2,757 for driving impaired, during the holiday campaign. 101 more than the same period in 2017. There were also 1,901 seat belt citations during the campaign, compared with 1,958 in 2017.
The Hawley Police Department arrested a driver for a second DWI, two days after the first arrest. The driver with the highest Blood Alcohol Content was arrested by University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Police with .424.
The MNDPS advises designating a sober driver, or staying at the location of the celebration.
DWI Consequences include Loss of license for up to a year, thousands of dollars in costs and possible jail time. Repeat DWI offenders must use ignition interlock or face at least one year without a driver’s license.
More than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota participated in the campaign.